Artifact Details

Title

Dr. Oliver Strimpel

Catalog Number

102623956

Type

Still Image

Photographer

Wyman, Ira

Publisher

The Computer Museum

Place of Publication

Boston, MA, US

Identifying Numbers

Other number P4444 Verso

Dimensions

overall: 8 in x 10 in

Description

Black and white image:
Metadata attached to back of image:
For Immediate Release Contack: Gail Jennes Liz Armbruster 517-426-2800 ext. 341/329

People and Computers: Milestones of a Revolution A landmark Exhibition Opens at the Computer Museum

Boston, MA (July 25) - From "electronic brains" as big as a 10 -room house to machines that fit in the palm of you hand, computers have come a klong way.
Dr. Oliver Strimpel, executive director to the Computer Museum, stands in front of the mammoth Whirlwind computer built at M.I.T. in the early 1950's. He holds a modern panmtop PC, the HP 95LX, introduced by Hewlett-Packard Company and Lotus Develoment Corp. in April 1990. While the Whirlwind cost almost $4.5 million and weighed 18 tons, the HP 95LX cost $699, weighs l8 ounces and is almost 70 time faster!

Both are featured in a $1 million permanent exhibition, "People and Computers: Milestones of a Revolution," which opened recently at the Computer Museum in Boston and traces the story of the computer and its impact on people's lives. Photo credit: Ira Wyman

Category

Photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015