Artifact Details

Title

DEC biweekly report from 1960-09-16

Catalog Number

102664168

Type

Text

Date

1960-09-16

Publisher

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Extent

3 p.

Dimensions

11 x 8 1/2 in.

Description

In this DEC Biweekly Report from September 16, 1960, D. O'Brien details the amplifier 31 issues; J. Cudmore details the progress with the 1201; J. Sheahan details the progress of the Burst Generator 2303; A. Campbell details the progress with the crystal clocks; H. Van Cleef details the documentation progress of the Model 1514 memory tester; J. Fadiman details the progress of the wiring diagrams for the Memory Exerciser 2202; E. Harwood details the progress of the PDP-1B; and R. Hughes details the progress on circuits and transistors. Also included is a piece by Gordon Bell, who had started at DEC that June, demonstrating his full immersion in efforts to market the PDP-1 to appropriate customers and to provide programs and documentation for the machine. His comparison of the PDP-1 to the Volkswagen beetle is apt: the low-cost, high-performance PDP-1 redefined the computer as an affordable and accessible tool instead of as one available only to big business, big government, and big science.

Category

Memoranda; Technical Paper or Note

Collection Title

Digital Equipment Corporation records

Series Title

Executives' papers: Harlan Anderson papers

Credit

Gift of Hewlett-Packard Company

Lot Number

X2675.2004