Artifact Details


Dr. Oliver Strimpel

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Still Image


Wyman, Ira


The Computer Museum

Place of Publication

Boston, MA, US

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Other number P4444 Verso


overall: 8 in x 10 in


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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



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