In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the OPCUG club, we will setup a table illustrating the evolution of the computer during all those year. If you are interested, please submit to Jocelyn Doire your name, the description of the artefacts(s) and the approximate year when it came out.
All the objects are to be returned to the owner after the meeting.
Following is the current list of artefacts offered:
P.S. Should the spelling be artefact or "artifact"? It depends, the Americans use "i", the Canadian and the British use "e". Actually, it's a bit more complicated than that...
|Jocelyn Doire||(the evolution of storage media)|
|1881||punch cards by Herman Hollerith|
|1971||8" disk by IBM|
|1976||5.25 disk by Shugart Associates|
|1980||3.5 disk by Sony|
|1952||Data tape by IBM (2)|
|1957||Hard disk by IBM|
|1965||CD by James Russel|
|1994||DVD by Philips/Sony and Toshiba/Time Warner|
|1980||Scientific American article on Disk-Storage Technology|
|2003||Scientific American article on NanoDrive|
|Chris Taylor||1987||30-pin SIMMs|
|Bob Gowan||1982||Timex/Sinclair 1000, Base price US$100, "America's First Affordable Personal Computer"|
|Timex/Sinclair 1000 Emulation in a Browser Window|
|1984||Data General One, Base price US$2900 " One of the first PC laptops"|