Artifact Details

Title

MIT Time-sharing plaque

Catalog Number

102747169

Type

Physical object

Date

1973 ca.

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Dimensions

overall: 1 in x 7 in x 5 in

Description

Object consists of simulated magnetic disk attached to a walnut placque. Notation on placque reads as follows, "MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY COMPATIBLE TIME SHARING SYSTEM-CTSS November 1961-July 1973." Notation on disc reads as follows, "This miniature disc platter was constructed from an actual IBM Model 2302 disc used on CTSS at Massachusetts Institute of Technology."

Category

Ephemera/plaque / paperweight

Credit

Gift of Patricia M. Ross

Lot Number

X6072.2011