Artifact Details

Title

DEC PDP-8 computer in the rear of a VW bug

Catalog Number

102652485

Type

Still Image

Date

1965 ca.

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Copyright Holder

Unknown

Description

This is a black and white image of a DEC PDP-8 in the backseat of a convertible VW bug. This is an outdoor shot. The casing has been removed showing the interior circuit boards and components exposed. A woman is in the driver seat and smiling at the camera. The passenger seat has been pushed forward. The caption of the article reads "A far cry from the office machines of 50 years ago is this electronic computer which fits neatly into the back seat of a Volkswagen. This fast, compact computer, a product of Digital Equipment Corp. in Maynard, has integrated circuits which enable the manufacturer to produce it in this size for use by small research laboratories, industries, colleges, and even high schools."

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph; Photomechanical print; Aerial view

Subject

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Lot Number

X7413.2015