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5975Re: [midatlanticretro] First exhibits - was Your weekly "today at the museum" report

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  • Jim Scheef
    Aug 25, 2007
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      IAS ==> Institute of Advanced Studies. It was an early think tank and was John Von Neumann's (corrected my spelling) home base. He tried several times to move projects away from the Moore School to Princeton where he could be in charge.


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      From: Jim Scheef <jscheef@...>
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 4:59:42 PM
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] First exhibits - was Your weekly "today at the museum" report


      Had not thought of that, but it's a great idea, none the less. ;-) As long as we can tell what an egotistical ass**** Von Newmann was, this would be a nice aside to the ENIAC to UNIVAC story. There is really very little written about the IAS at Princeton when compared to ENIAC at Penn.


      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Sellam Ismail <sellam@...>
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 12:44:26 AM
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Your weekly "today at the museum" report

      On Sun, 12 Aug 2007, Evan Koblentz wrote:

      > And, after several weeks of searching, I finally located the power
      > switch for our ASR-33. LOL, why didn't any tell me it is right in the
      > front??? The teletype turns on and immediately starts clanking away.
      > Hey, how do I make it STOP clanking away other than switching it off?
      > Never used one of these before. I could RTFM but someone here must know
      > the quick version.

      It's not that simple. It's looking for line current. You have to connect
      a proper power supply to the line to which it expects to be connected. At
      that point you can then go into local mode to type stuff, punch a tape,

      > After that, what exhibits should come next? I guess that is open to
      > community discussion. The easiest exhibit would be 70s/80s desktops,
      > followed by exhibits for (in no special order) minicomputers, gaming,
      > portables, storage, computer culture, maybe academic and business
      > software, networking, analog . what are YOU interested in?

      I think you guys should do some sort of tie-in with Princeton recounting
      the early computer work at the IAS.


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