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23  <colgroup>
24    <col class="middle">
25    <col class="middle">
26    <col class="middle">
27    <col class="bemerkungen">
28  </colgroup>
29  <tr>
30    <th width="20%">type or manufacturer</th>
31    <th width="5%">year of construction</th>
32    <th width="25%">attached periphery</th>
33    <th width="50%">annotations</th>
34  </tr>
35  <tr>
36    <td class="b">DEC Classic 8</td>
37    <td>1965</td>
38    <td>Big tape deck "580"(**), hard disc DF 32**, 12 KB additional
39        memory**, teletype</td>
40    <td>The world's first mass-produced "mini"computer with very low
41        serial number. The classic 8 and the peripheral devices do
42        not contain ICs. It is a seccond-generation computer.</td>
43  </tr>
44  <tr>
45    <td class="b"><!--<a href="geraete/pdp_8I.shtm">-->DEC PDP 8 I<!--</a>--></td>
46    <td>1967-69</td>
47    <td>Teletype</td>
48    <td>The 8I is DEC's first calculator with integrated circuits
49        after the "Classic-8". 8 KB core memory.</td>
50  </tr>
51  <tr>
52    <td class="b">DEC PDP 8L</td>
53    <td>1968-70</td>
54    <td>teletype-printer, two additionall memories (now 12K), two DECTAPEs
55        incl. controller (transistor technology), punchcard reader,
56        analog-digital-transducer and many more</td>
57    <td>Early "Mini"-Computer with the size of a small cupboard
58        (approx. 300kg). Typical old versatile industrial computer.
59        Core memory.<br />The complete system is functionally attached.</td>
60  </tr>
61  <tr>
62    <td class="b"><!--<a href="geraete/lab_8e.shtm">-->DEC LAB 8e<!--</a>--></td>
63    <td>1971/72</td>
64    <td>2 tape desks TU56, highspeed-punchcard reader and puncher,
65        removable disk drive RK05, 8 inch floppy RX01, monitor VR12,
66        AD-DA-converter, teletype</td>
67    <td>Laboratory Computer that weights half a ton</td>
68  </tr>
69  <tr>
70    <td class="b">DEC PDP 11/20</td>
71    <td>1970</td>
72    <td>highspeed-punchcard reader and puncher, teletype</td>
73    <td>card M 729 is missing. First computer in DEC's PDP 11
74        production run with core memory technology</td>
75  </tr>
76  <tr>
77    <td class="b">WANG 2200 A/B</td>
78    <td>1973</td>
79    <td>8-inch triple floppy disk rive, 36-cm removable hard-disc, punch
80        card reader, reader for stacked cards, special BASIC-keyboard,
81        multiple printers, teletype</td>
82    <td>Perhaps the first device that looks a bit like today's computers.
83        Pure BASIC-computer, CPU without microprocessor. CPU, power supply,
84        keyboard and monitor are seperated. Built in tape drive: 1,7KB per
85        meter. RAM: 8KB. disk drive: 5MB.<br />This very early computer is
86        probably the only one in germany (in it's stage of expansion).
87        Total value at that time: More than 100.000,- DM</td>
88  </tr>
89  <tr>
90    <td class="b">WANG PCS II</td>
91    <td>1976</td>
92    <td>Integrated, attached doublefloppy (5 &frac14;-inch)</td>
93    <td>The world's first <i>personal</i>computer (PC).</td>
94  </tr>
95  <tr>
96    <td class="b">WANG 2200 VP**</td>
97    <td>1977</td>
98    <td>Peripheral compatible to 2200 A/B</td>
99    <td>VP: <i>Very Powerful</i> device with advanced Basic-2 by Wang</td>
100  </tr>
101  <tr>
102    <td class="b">WANG 2200 MVP**</td>
103    <td>1979</td>
104    <td>type-wheel printer, additional periphery is compatible to the
105        2200 A/B</td>
106    <td>Computer for up to 4 work stations. 32K (64K) RAM. 80 MB hard disk
107        system costed 80.000,- DM (that means 1000,-DM per MB) on its own
108        and has to run in a climatized room.</td>
109  </tr>
110  <tr>
111    <td colspan="4"><i>**) For lack of space, these devices are stored in the archive</i></td>
112  </tr>
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