Xbox Live has nothing on the Atari 2600’s user community…
The 1978 Sinclair Enterprise Programmable Calculator. This donation is in mint condition and will be stored by The National Museum of Computing as a heritage item. It’s fully working and I was able to input a simple program to calculate the circumference of a circle using Pi (last photo).
Spotted at TNMoC yesterday, these are punch-cards for an ICL mainframe. Yes, they indexed them by writing on the top. EDIT: Turns out these are for an IBM7090 but TNMoC are using an ICL reader to archive them.
#tnmoc’s Peter Onion shows us how fast an ICL Card Reader can go. Imagine the paper cuts. *shudders* (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Ah, the Jupiter Ace. Developed in a moment of madness by ex-Sinclair staff in 1983, this little beauty used FORTH instead of the much-more common (and easier) BASIC. The result? Strictly geeks only.