Monday, February 21, 2005
"Lots on offer include an early version of a data storage disc dating from 1951, weighing 5.5 pounds which could only hold about the equivalent of one paragraph of text. Also on offer is a 1946 business plan for a company to design and build a "multi-purpose rapid computing machine of moderate cost. The plan was drawn up by pioneers J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, whose list of possible users of their machine is remarkably prescient, if limited. It includes banks, insurance companies and government census offices."
The auction is called "The Origins of Cyberspace" and begins next week. I was impressed that my Commodore 64 still fires up, but this is leaps and bounds ahead of that!