DEC Interoffice Memorandum about the PDP prospects

DEC Interoffice Memorandum about the PDP prospects

Date: 1959-12-10

Pages: 1 p.

Accession: 102664966

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Description: Announced in 1960, Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) PDP-1 marked a radical shift in the philosophy of computer design: it was the first commercial computer that focused on interaction with the human user rather than the efficient use of computer cycles. Basing his designs on MIT's Lincoln Laboratory TX-0 and TX-2 computers, Ben Gurley designed the 18-bit machine in under three–and–a–half months. DEC produced only 50 of these machines; its customers were varied.

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