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Atavistic Computing | by jurvetson
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Atavistic Computing

A newborn baby fixates on human faces… but a newborn boy will turn his gaze to blinking lights.


Stereo equipment designers have exploited this innate attraction for years. =)


And in this full size photo, you can appreciate IBM’s pinnacle of geek bling-bling – an immersive widescreen of blinky bliss.


This IBM System/360 Model 91 was a scientific computer used at SLAC in 1968. It used Solid Logic Technology (modules of five to six transistors) during the transition period between discrete transistors and the IC.

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Taken on May 30, 2006