Steve Silberman sez, "A barn in Hopewell Township, NJ that housed the RESISTORS -- Radically Emphatic Students Interested in Science, Technology and Other Research Subjects -- a group of computer geeks who got together in 1967 to smoke pot, write primitive code, talk about the future of computing, and protest bad science education -- burned down yesterday."
In the salute to Kagan in 2007, it was noted there had been a 9-ton Burroughs 205 vacuum tube computer in the barn in the late '60s.
"Some of the other artifacts ... included an early typewriter with a piano keyboard, an early IBM paper tape punch that made square holes (not round), an official IBM song book, early prototypes of touch-tone phones, Teletypes, Flexowriters, an early IBM time clock, manual telephone switchboards, electro-mechanical telephone switches, and music boxes."
There had been a computer room "that looked like the Bat Cave in the '70s before there were computers," one friend said, and also a museum in the barn. A room full of antique telephones. A set of walkie-talkies from the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Computer barn crashes as historic stage burns
(Image: Trenton Times)
We presume it can tell by the pixels.
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