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May 26, 2024

In 1959 the world bore witness to a new type of computer: the PDP-1. It was the first interactive computer to really make a dent in the market. Some say it was the first minicomputer: a totally new class of machine. But where did this computer come from, and what made it so different from the rest of the digital pack?

Selected sources: - Smithsonian interview with Ken Olsen - Computing in the Middle Ages - Computer Egnineerling, Bell et al.