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ONLINE was an internal newsletter for Digital employees, chronicling product announcements, personnel assignments, and employee activities.

Only 1 issue from this year (October). If you have access to other months, please consider donating them…

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Used in physics laboratories the Spark Chamber Scanning System used television cameras to record the location of cosmic ray events within the spark chamber. This information was recorded on tape and then fed into an IBM computer for further…

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DEC's first 12-bit computer which introduced the instruction set that would later be expanded in the PDP-8. The PDP-5 had a memory capacity of 1,024 to 32,768 12-bit words (roughly 2KB-64KB). It was the first computer line in the industry with more…

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The PDP-4 was 18-bit machine intended to be a slower, cheaper alternative to the PDP-1; it was not considered commercially successful. All later 18-bit PDP machines (7, 9 and 15) were based on a similar, but enlarged instruction set, more powerful,…

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Circa 1960, Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) first products were a range of packaged logic circuit known as Digital Laboratory Modules. Built with discrete transistors the modules performed basic logic functions (e.g., clocks, pulse generators,…

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Digital Equipment Corporation Main Street entrance during winter.

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Publicity photo of the Memory Test Systems 1516 core memory tester (built from DEC system modules.) A memory test computer was used to test the ferrite core memory modules in early general computers such as Whirlwind.

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This appears to be a photo of technicians testing a core memory module with a Digital Equipment Corporation memory tester.

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Publicity photo of an early model of a Digital PDP-1 (Programmable Data Processor) computer. On table is a CRT display, control panel and paper tape reader.

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Publicity photo of the Memory Test Systems 1521 core memory tester (built from DEC system modules.) A memory test computer was used to test the ferrite core memory modules in early general computers such as Whirlwind.

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Publicity photo of the Memory Test Systems 2113 Core Memory Tester (built from DEC system modules.) A memory test computer was used to test the ferrite core memory modules in early general computers such as Whirlwind.

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A prize-winning entry in Digital's Photo Contest, taken with Pentax camera (2 second exposure at f/5.6)

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Representatives of Digital Equipment Corporation at what appears to be a trade show. PDP-8 and Flip Chips are being displayed.

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A poster/calendar for the Digital Central Engineering Development Programs in 1985. Features a photograph of the Mill complex in 1881.

As part of Digital's 25th Anniversary, the Town of Maynard honored Ken Olsen with a dinner and the introduction of Ken Olsen Plaza.

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Digital Lab Data Products promotional poster showing a bit of friendly rivalry between Geneva, Switzerland and Maynard, Massachusetts.

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A poster celebrating the 20 year relationship between Digital and the Town of Maynard (the Minicomputer Capital of the World). The poster appears to be created by the IPG (Industrial Products Group) which was based in the Mill.

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A poster by digital promoting the PDP-12 computer.

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A promotional poster produced by Marketing and Sales Support Digital Central European Region.