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Computer History Museum Tour

The collection spans from the dawn of the computer to the advent of the PC. Here are top highlights from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
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Rand Corporation's Johnniac Open Shop System (JOSS) of 1963 used an interactive calculator language that was easier to understand than most languages in use at the time. The timesharing device provided fast answers to up to eight users at keyboard consoles, a marked contrast to the long waits required for batch processing on most computers of the day.

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