IT Historical Resource Sites

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AN/USQ-20

The AN/USQ-20, or Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS), was designed as a more reliable replacement for the AN/USQ-17 with the same instruction set. The first batch of 17 computers were delivered to the Navy starting in early 1961. A version of the...
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Analog Computer

An analog computer (spelled analogue in British English) is a form of computer that uses electrical, mechanical or hydraulic phenomena to model the problem being solved. More generally an analog computer uses one kind of physical quantity to...
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Analog Computer Museum

Various analog computer links and information
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Analog Computer Museum

Electronic analog computers may seem to be "simple" or "like a toy computer", in fact they are powerful tools that were used during the 1950s and 1960s to design and test systems like ICBMs, supersonic aircraft and spacecraft. But the analog...
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Analyst, Metaphysician, and Founder of Scientific Computing

Ada Byron was the daughter of a brief marriage between the Romantic poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabelle Milbanke, who separated from Byron just a month after Ada was born. Four months later, Byron left England forever. Ada never met her father (who...
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Analytical Engine

The Analytical Engine was a proposed mechanical general-purpose computer designed by English mathematician Charles Babbage. It was first described in 1837 as the successor to Babbage's difference engine, a design for a mechanical calculator. The...
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Android (Operating System)

Android is a mobile operating system for mobile devices such as mobile telephones and tablet computers developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google.
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Android Story, The

Android, Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California, United States by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White.
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Anthony Beckett's Unnamed PC Museum

The purpose of this website is to try and stimulate interest in the computers of days gone by. Sadly, many of these machines are becoming landfill, and some day, there may no longer be any example of these wonders of the past.
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Antikythera Computing Device, the Most Complex Instrument of Antiquity, The

In 1900 Greek sponge drivers discovered an astonishingly intricate mechanism in Antikythera, an island near Crete. A Greek sponge diver, Elias Stadiatos, discovered the wreck of a cargo ship with statues lying on the seabed that made the greatest...
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