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Catalog Number

102639844

Title

Digital: From the Beginning

Type

Moving Image

Date

1989-06-28

Credits

Olsen, Kenneth H.

Publisher

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Communication Services

Identifying Numbers

other number 97-007/2/1
other number VI1325

Platform

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Extent

00:19:42

Running Time

43,730 KB

Format

VHS

Copyright Holder

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Description

Old label text: "DEC was founded in 1957 by Ken Olson and Harlan Anderson. They began by building small circuit modules for laboratory use and, in 1961, released their first computer, the PDP-1. During the 1960s, DEC produced a variety of machines, mainly aimed at the laboratory market, culminating in 1964 with the introduction of the PDP-8, often regarded as the first true minicomputer. In 1976, they moved into the high-end computing market with the VAX series of machine. In 1990 a series of late releases of a new disk storage system put financial pressure on the company and, despite releasing their powerful Alpha microprocessor, DEC struggled. It sold off various sections of the company and, in 1998, the firm itself was bought by Compaq which, in turn, was bought out by Hewlett-Packard in 2002."

Category

Documentary; Educational

Subject

Digital Computer Corporation (DEC)

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