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

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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 group portrait taken in front of Digital Equipment Corporation. The gentleman in the center appears to be Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody.

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The "Digits" team walk in the Little League Parade up Waltham Street. The "Digits" were sponsored by Digital Equipment Corporation.

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A black and white photo of the DEC Karate Club at 62 Nason Street. The instructor's name was Dick Jones.

A prison guard, from Concord Reformatory, Herb Stuart (from South Acton), took over the school around 1968 and eventually moved it to Main…

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