Artifact Details

Title

Basic memory element diagram

Catalog Number

102664698

Type

Still Image

Identifying Numbers

Other number Fig 4
Other number OOC 1337

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 11 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of a memory isometric view diagram showing cut away view. There are six callouts/pointers around the diagram describing "WORD LINE DRIVE", "PLATED WIRE", "BIT CURRENT", "WORD CURRENT", "EASY AXIS", AND "GROUND PLANE". J. Presper Eckert describes this memory diagram in his speech "Industry Science & Technology in Last Third of the Century, 1966" as "...the basic memory element in this memory which replaces the ferrite core." (p. 8). Written on verso side is "Fig. 4". Written in pencil on small white strip included with binder is "1337".

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

Eckert, J. Presper, Jr.

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005