Ep 281: In memory of vintage memory

Ep 281: In memory of vintage memory

In memory of vintage memory

Before microchips, before solid state transistors, early electronic computers had to hold information somewhere… somehow… Join us as we look at some old methods of storing electronic memory.

Here’s a world war II era documentary on antiaircraft guns.


here’s some info on the Williams Tube.

Williams-Kilburn Tubes

The Williams Tube and the “Manchester Baby,” the First Operational Stored-Program Computer Runs its First Program

Here’s one of the nifty historical source links I was all excited about.

Williams Tube Memory

Here’s a video on the wire version of delay line memory.

Old computer tech: delay-line memory

And here’s a video for an acoustical delay line memory that this fellow put together for fun.

Acoustic Delay Line Memory

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