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Manufacturer MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technnology) Identification,ID Whirlwind Date of first manufacture 1951 Number produced 1 Estimated price or cost - location in museum - donor -
Contents of this page:
- Special Features
- Historical Notes
- This Artifact
- Interesting Web Sites
- Other information
Whirlwind - Report R-195 "Initial Testing of a Computer Electrostatic Storage System",
Interesting Web Sites - recent material near top (here)
- CHM and YouTube has Jay Forrester and the WHIRLWIND
- Description of the Whirlwind Computer - Interview with designer Ken Olsen
- The Records of Project Whirlwind spotted by Jeff Katz, CHM Docent and Semi SIG member (Aug 2009)
- "Computer Structures: Readings and Examples", (1971 edition) by C. Gordon Bell & Allen Newell Part 1, Chapter 6
- "Making Electrons Count" a detailed discussion of an MIT film about Whirlwind. Many images of film frames, comments about the items and people in the frames. A *big* serious web site! mentioned by Dag Spicer of Computer History Museum
- Project Whirlwind Mitre, and MIT
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