JOHNNIAC maintenance console

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Date Introduced
1953 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
46 x 60 1/2 x 34 in.
Manufacturer
RAND Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102657543

JOHNNIAC’s maintenance console was a window used to diagnose faults in its inner workings. Reliability was good; project engineer Bill Gunning later said, “It was a very solid machine compared to the [IBM] 701 which was in the room next door.”