J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, first prelude (C major), BWV 846 being played on DEC PDP-1

Publisher: Computer History Museum

Running Time: 00:02:54 / 2.66 MB

Date: 2005

Accession: 102665178

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.