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  1. So it has 12K bytes of RAM, can read data at 12K bytes per second and can do 2K floating point operations per second? I hate to say this but my $10 TV remote can out perform that.

    1. Beat me to it… I was going to say any modern dishwasher or coffee pot has more computing power than that thing.

      Sadly they only sold 46 of ’em (at a million a piece… in the ’50s!)

      It had about 5200 vacuum tubes and sucked about 125kW of power. A coffee pot is 1kW and a hottub is 4-5kW. Your whole house might average 12kW.

  2. I wonder how long it took before someone discovered printing out pron at the rate of 600 lines a minute would be really cool.

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