wires magnets and memory
We spend some more time with some more vintage tech. This time we look at audio recorded on spools of wire, teletype equipment for input and output, and the magnetic core. Check out the links below to catch some nifty videos of this stuff being demonstrated and explained.
Here’s a video on the wire recorders.
Here’s an article about the history of magnetic tape data recording.
Here are a couple of videos of an old teletype machine doing its thing.
Here are some articles on the history of typing, typewriters, and keyboards.
Here’s more info about project Whirlwind, a computer originally built to make a flight simulator for the United States navy.
And here’s a video that explains and demonstrates magnetic core memory, a system that was in use for near to 30 years—long time in computer land.