Hi Mike (and All),
I've created a new photo folder on the group titled "Whirlwind" and placed three photos of the module I have in it. If anyone else has any such photos, feel free to add them to the folder.
Yes, Mike, I would like to see your photos of the Whirlwind exhibit.
73, Chris Hausler
>From: Mike Loewen <mloewen@...>
>Sent: Dec 30, 2011 11:28 PM
>Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Thanks to all who responded!
>On Fri, 30 Dec 2011, J. Chris Hausler wrote:
>> I will arrange to take a couple photos of my Whirlwind module and send
>> them sometime in the next few days. I acquired the module from the
>> Computer Museum. I believe it was one of 7 Whirlwind modules which went
>> on tour of Japan and possibly other places in the late 1980's. This
>> left it somewhat worse for wear. I had visited the museum in the mid
>> 1980's when it was still in Boston. At the time their display of
>> Whirlwind was minimal and poor and remember the final disposal of
>> Whirlwind, I believe around 1970, was the genesis of the Computer
>> Museum. However they did have a nice Q7 display then and lets face it
>> the Q7 is one of the "better looking" large machines out there :-)
> I also visited the computer museum in Boston, in January of 1987, and
>saw the SAGE exhibit. At that point, it had been less than four years
>since I had worked on the Q7. :-) I don't remember seeing any of the
>Whirlwind hardware, though.
>> The best display of Whirlwind I ever came across was at the Smithsonian
>> in the early 80's but when I returned half a dozen years later, none of
>> it was to be seen. Oh well...
> I visited Boston in 2007, and the Museum of Science had a Computing
>Revolution exhibit which had a good-sized section of the Whirlwind control
>panels. I don't think that exhibit is still up, but they have a web page
> I can put my pictures of the Whirlwind exhibit online, if anyone wants
>to see them.
> The Computer History Museum has three Whirlwind logic module racks on
>display, in their Visible Storage exhibit:
>Mike Loewen mloewen@...
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