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Photos: Dinosaur Sightings 3

IBM 3850 Mass Storage Device (1 of 2)Patrick Sneed sent in this picture of a 25-year-old tape cartridge from an IBM 3850 Mass Storage Device. "The tape retrieval device ran on little railroad tracks down the center of the machine," Patrick wrote, "You could open the doors to work on it while it was in use but it could literally take your head off when it passed by.

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Image Gallery: Future in Review 2006

Microsoft CTO Craig Mundie and Larry Smarr, director of the Califronia Institute for Telecommunications and Infromation Technology and a professor of computer science and engineering at UC-San Diego. Smarr thinks defines broadband as 10-gigabits per second.

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Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from the 1970s

During the disco days of the 1970s, personal computers moved out of the electronic hobbyist's garage or basement and into the office, classroom, and family den. This gallery showcases several 1970-era machines from Steven Stengel's vintage computer collection. Steven has graciously allowed us to republish his photos and descriptions. You can find a much more detailed description of each machine and additional photos of Steven's collection on his Web site oldcomputers.net.

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