The computer history museum needs a copywriter

YouTube – Remington-Rand Present the Univac:

UNIVAC is one of the earliest commercial computers and was easily the most famous computer of the 1950s. This film, produced between 1950 and 1952, shows how the UNIVAC computer was used in business, defense and by the census. The film shows several of the important portions of the UNIVAC system at work, including the high-speed printer, the UNISERVO tape drive, the UNITYPER, card readers and the mercury delay line tanks that served as main memory. The programming process is fully discussed and a business problem is demonstrated.

That introductory paragraph is even more stilted than the voiceover in the film, and that’s saying something. But it’s a great institution and I can’t wait to look at the rest of their videos…

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