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Collection of Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-1 computer materials, 1959-1984

Author: BBN Corporation (Cambridge, Mass.); Digital Equipment Corporation.; Digital Equipment Computer Users Society.; Itek Laboratories.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Composed of program listings; manuals; technical papers; memorandums; promotional materials; logbooks; specifications; and design drawings. The first series, Program Listings, includes the program listing for Spacewar!, one of the earliest, if not the earliest video game, for digital computers. The large group of program listings includes debugging programs, administrative routines, and test programs. The second  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Logbooks
Drawings
Manuals
Memorandums
Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Richard Best
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: BBN Corporation (Cambridge, Mass.); Digital Equipment Corporation.; Digital Equipment Computer Users Society.; Itek Laboratories.
OCLC Number: 166428788
Language Note: Materials in English.
Description: 9 linear ft. (592 items)

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Composed of program listings; manuals; technical papers; memorandums; promotional materials; logbooks; specifications; and design drawings. The first series, Program Listings, includes the program listing for Spacewar!, one of the earliest, if not the earliest video game, for digital computers. The large group of program listings includes debugging programs, administrative routines, and test programs. The second series, Technical Notes, contains technical programming notes to all types of programs. Contained in this series are technical notes for the PDP-1 by the Digital Equipment Corporation Users Society (DECUS), BBN, DEC, Itek Laboratories, and MIT. The third series is Manuals, which covers hardware and programming topics. This series contains manuals that focus on specific components as well as ones that cover basic instructions and maintenance for the PDP-1. Included is an early Programmed Data Processor-1 Handbook (1963). The fourth series is Miscellaneous; contained in this series are a small number of interoffice memoranda and promotional materials. Also included is a 1963 option and price list. Of interest is an oral history transcript of Richard Best, an engineer who worked at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory and then at Digital Equipment Corporation. The fifth series, Specifications, is a small quantity of specifications. These include cable schedules, component lists, component diagrams, and wiring schematics. The sixth series is Logbooks/Records, consisting of logbooks for the PDP-1 computers at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics. Information recorded here describes the programs that were run, maintenance issues, and failures. Also included is an undated maintenance log on loose paper. The seventh series is Design Drawings; these are oversized schematics of the PDP-1.

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