DEC PDP-8 minicomputer, 1965.

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DEC PDP-8 minicomputer, 1965.

The PDP-8, or Straight-8, minicomputer was manufactured by the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), United States. It was the first minicomputer, and the first DEC computer to be made with an automatic wire-wrapped backplane, which made the machine cheaper to produce and more reliable. Over 5000 were sold worldwide. It is shown here with the casing removed.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
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12 January 2004 16:21
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