How Many Hertz Do These Computers Clock In At?

Some old school computers, observed at the MIT Museum, Cambridge MA:

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For surveyors:

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Some Mickey Mouse:

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Computing for the visually impared, circa 1950:

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A fashion statement:

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Old school flight computer:

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Drive faster!

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Cardiac computing:

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Proto-mobile:

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Wound tightly:

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6 Responses to How Many Hertz Do These Computers Clock In At?

  1. I miss my old slide ruler.

  2. mrtoads says:

    nanoHz? femtoHz? I was painfully slow with my slide rule, although part of it was that I had fumbly fingers. When I could afford my first Texas Instruments, I was pretty darned happy.

  3. Robert L Bell says:

    I used to spend hours at that Museum, they always had dazzling displays.

    Thanks for the memories.

  4. joe mccauley says:

    I still have a few slide rules around. It killed me to throw away a batch that I had hoarded at school, but there was no reason to keep them around. I did use them to demonstrate that I was not a human calculator, that my ability to multiply, divide and take roots was just my familiarity with logs.

  5. kaleberg says:

    What, no K&E Analon dimensional slide rule? It did dimensional analysis e.g. force = mass * acceleration. The design was quite clever.

  6. Rajah says:

    I sentimentally remember using the flight computer. Then bulky hand held GPS were coming in….

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