Artifact Details

Title

JOSS terminal

Catalog Number

X653.86

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1957

Manufacturer

RAND Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Serial number HEW(NIH) Written on an orange label on the side of the case

Dimensions

overall: 26 in x 26 x 16.5

Description

The object is a prototype videographics terminal, enclosed in a wooden case. It includes some special hardware built by IBM that stored analog video images on huge magnetic disks that were synchronized to the computer digital display cycling.

Category

I/O: display: CRT

Credit

Gift of the Rand Corporation

Lot Number

X653.86