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...

Name Date Artefacts
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
 
1983 Coleco Adam
 
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"