Artifact Details

Title

Playing Spacewar! at DEC PDP-1 at the AFIPS Fall Joint Computer Conference.

Catalog Number

102652460

Type

Still Image

Date

1964 ca.

Dimensions

5 x 7 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a color image of two people sitting down with their hands on the PDP-1 console and facing towards, but not looking at, the direction of the camera. The console has several rows of lights lit. There are two other people on the right side of the image standing up. The man, closest to the camera, is staring to the left of edge image and has a cigar in his mouth. The other man behind him is partially hidden with only the ears and back of the head visible. The woman, sitting down, is wearing a coat and has her right hand on the PDP-1 console. There is a typewriter in front of her. The man sitting down behind her is wearing glasses, a suit, and bowtie.

Category

Publicity photograph; Snapshot; Identification photograph

Subject

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC); PDP-1 (Computer)

Credit

Gift of Joanne and Irwin"Jake" Jacobs

Lot Number

X3227.2006