Peter Samson loading music program through PDP-1 tape reader during the Computer History Museum PDP-1 restoration project

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Date: 2005-08

Copyright Owner: Computer History Museum

Accession: 102664158

Description: During the course of the restoration project, original MIT hacker Peter Samson, rebuilt Spacewar! from source tapes to work with the control boxes the team built, and to use the intensity feature of our display. He also read the music data tapes, reverse-engineered their data format, and wrote a program to play them.