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An extra edition of the magazine all about DEC.

The Year of DEC

"We had a vision of computing we knew the world needed" - Ken Olsen

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The Global Newspaper for DIGITAL Employees commemorating 40 years of people, products, and services. Digital was part of Compaq at this time, 1998.

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Ad/poster shows a VAX-11/780 computer with the message "At Digital, we think a computer is only as good as the 14,000 service people who stand behind it."

Includes the tagline: "Digital - We change the way the world thinks."

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

Only 3 issues from this year. If you have access to other months, please consider donating them to the…

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

Only 3 issues from this year. If you have access to other months, please consider donating them to the…

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

Missing the September issue from this year. If you have access to it please consider donating it to the…

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

Missing the July issue from this year. If you have access to it please consider donating it to the Society…

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Digital Newsletter was a publication mailed to customers of Digital Equipment Corporation. It highlighted products and applications of computers and technology manufactured by Digital.

The extent of issues is unknown. Within the set we have,…

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Digital This Week (DTW) was an internal newsletter for Digital employees, chronicling product announcements, personnel assignments, and employee activities in the greater Maynard area.

Missing all but issue 29 from this year. If you have access…

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Digital This Week (DTW) was an internal newsletter for Digital employees, chronicling product announcements, personnel assignments, and employee activities in the greater Maynard area. It often included a "classified ad" section for the…