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On the face of things, we seem to be merely talking about text-based files, containing only the letters of the English Alphabet (and the occasional punctuation mark). On deeper inspection, of course, this isn't quite the case. What this site offers is a glimpse into the history of writers and artists bound by the 128 characters that the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) allowed them. The focus is on mid-1980's textfiles and the world as it was then, but even these files are sometime retooled 1960s and 1970s works, and offshoots of this culture exist to this day.
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GET LAMP: THE TEXT ADVENTURE DOCUMENTARY The Microwave Radio and Coaxial Cable Networks of the Bell System Telephone Men on a coaxial-cable project in New York state, ca. 1970 Contents Upcoming Events
The DEW LINE The DEW LINE DEWLINER CONTACT PAGEFind your old friends NOTE: To view Site photos or articles. Click on the site name in the SITE TABLE below Map courtesy of the North American Air Defence Online Radar museum Transpec Mileage Chart Lateral Site to Site distances, Runway information (length - width - elevation), , Vertical distances to selected points, etc (courtesy John Vandenberg)
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Revolutionaries Season 3 Now on KQED! Revolutionaries, the 12-part interview series produced by the Computer History Museum, in association with KQED Silicon Valley, returns for a third season. The series airs on KQED Plus on Tuesdays at 7pm, starting January 21, with an in-depth look at the sailing technology used by the 34th America’s Cup winners Oracle Team USA. The series features intriguing conversations with renowned Silicon Valley leaders and innovators with valuable insights into the process, risks, and rewards of technological innovation. Computer History Museum

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Computer History Simulation Project The Computer History Simulation Project is a loose Internet-based collective of people interested in restoring historically significant computer hardware and software systems by simulation. The goal of the project is to create highly portable system simulators and to publish them as freeware on the Internet, with freely available copies of significant or representative software. V3.9 (and bug fixes to it) is the last feature release of SimH that will be hosted at this web site. All future versions can be found in a public source repository. Simulators SIMH is a highly portable, multi-system simulator. Computer History Simulation Project
Vintage Computer Festival Vintage Computer Festival East 9.1 Vintage Computer Festival East is back, and it's bigger than ever! The show is scheduled for April 4-6, 2014, at the InfoAge Science Center in Wall, New Jersey. Need Prior Art, Props, or Prehistoric Programs? Vintage Computer Festival