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Vintage Computer Films: ENIAC UNIVAC IBM System/360 * computing history *:
Nine Fascinating Vintage Computer Films and Photos, featuring the ENIAC (film from 1946), SAGE (film from 1956), UNIVAC 1050 (from 1966), "What is Data Processing" film, IBM Disc Pack Production film, and the rare IBM System/360 Introduction film and the IBM System/370 film. Also, included is a rare film on the History of IBM, with vintage footage from earliest days up to the 1960's.
All films in .avi format, playable on most any PCs with Windows 7, Windows XP, or Vista.
Also, over 175 still photos of ENIAC, UNIVAC, IBM and other early computers.
All on one Data DVD for your PC viewing.
Note on Films:
- ENIAC (1946) BW, silent. First large scale electronic digital computer!
- UNIVAC model 1050 (1966) full color, silent. Taken at DaNang, VietNam, US Air Base.
- SAGE (1956) full color and sound, the world's Largest Computer System!
- IBM System/360 (1964) with color and sound
- IBM System/370 (1970) with and sound
- IBM "What is Data Processing" with color and sound
- UNIVAC 1952 promotional film, with sound
- IBM Disc Pack Production, color with sound (nice film!)
- History of IBM Company- rare film footage, with sound. over 20 minutes long. Showing early IBM successes, and eventual development of IBM's early computers.
Film mentions the IBM SSEC, 701, 702, 650, 1401, shows early IBM pluggable units, footage of Tom Watson and other IBM pioneers, IBM at the 1939 and
1964 worlds fairs, and much vintage material! Examples of what you will see in these films include: Original rare footage of the 1946 film on the ENIAC, the computer developed by Dr. J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania's Moor School of Electrical Engineering. Funded by the US Army, this was the first large scale electronic tube computer made in the U.S. Eckert and Mauchly went on to create the UNIVAC, and their company was bought by Remington-Rand. Remington-Rand UNIVAC was once the largest computer company in the world, selling more computers than IBM. See the operation of the ENIAC and its programmers and technicians in this early black and white film.
See the cold-war era IBM SAGE computer system, the largest computer system ever constructed. Tied in with multiple land and ocean based radar sites, this system was supposed to warn of potential nuclear attack from Soviet bombers.... very serious stuff! Full color and sound!
Also, see the Vietnam era computer the UNIVAC Model 1050-II, used by the U.S. Air Force. This very rare film shows the UNIVAC 1050 in operation at Da Nang Air base.
Also, you will see film footage of early punched cards, vacuum tube circuits, how an early IBM disc pack is made (color film), evolution of technology into the Flagship System/360 IBM Mainframe and the successor system the System/370 mainframe. Whether you are an "old timer" or just a computer enthusiast or tech lover, these films will give you a great trip down memory Note: This is a "no-frills" data DVD. These historical films have not been digitally remastered. The quality varies, but the content is fascinating.
The ENIAC film is from US Army Archives, and I obtained the hightest quality, full version I could find. The UNIVAC Model 1050 film is from U.S. Air Force Archives, and shows the UNIVAC model 1050 in operation by service men in DaNang, Vietnam in 1966. Also shows some shots of planes taking off. A rare film overall.
The SAGE film from 1955 is public domain.
The IBM films are rare films are produced in cooperation with IBM Archives from original film footage and courtesy of IBM Archives and are for educational purposes only.
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