The Future is Now #24

1958 computer
The Year: 1958. The Machinery: The Ramo-Wooldridge RW-300 Digital Computer. Processing Speed: Unknown, but I bet my kid's DSi could out-perform it in a second.

7 comments:

Timmy said...

Nice picture of Congolia Breckenridge

justjack said...

Looks like the Engineering Room on the old Enterprise NCC-1701.

Tempest said...

With only telephone dial up and no porn sites who'd want one?

Iain said...

This is so hot. Zoweee!

Stephen Ley said...

"A just machine to make big decisions, programmed by fellows with compassion and vision..."

- Donald Fagen

Foaming Solvent said...

Ramo-Woolridge later merged with its largest shareholder, the Thompson Company, to become Thompson-Ramo-Woolridge, which was later shortened to TRW.

David Gorsline said...

Ramo-Wooldridge was a predecessor company to TRW. The RW-300, an early process control computer, was marketed in the early 1960s as a controller for nuclear reactors.