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Image by John Virgolino
D90, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G, f/4.8, 1/20, ISO 200

This is a small portion of the maintenance panel of the SAGE computer system at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. I have a strangely deep connection to this because it represents some of the memory registers for a computer system that took up at least one room. It makes me think of the very early days of programming when you didn’t have much computer memory to use. When every bit mattered and how that just made for better programmers. Today, with cheap gigabytes of memory, only the purest of programmers pay attention to memory usage and finesse. It reminds me that once upon time you had to manually flip switches — it humbling and you have to have deep respect for those that paved the way for the innovations which we take for granted today. It’s important to understand where all this came from. I for one am glad the Computer History Museum is around to preserve that legacy.

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Some cool computer memory programming images:

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Image by Zebra Pares
Moving means going through all your stuff hidden in boxes around the house and in the attic. I found these discs for my first PC, that I got in 1993. The green one contains DOS 6.0 and the two red ones Stakker, a program that enabled you to double the space of your hard drive, which at the time had a meager specification of 85 MB. I should have presented a picture of my favorite utility: The Norton Commander as well, but the disc seems to have disappeared.