Links to other
Vintage Technology Sites
If you have links to other calculator, calculating device, early electronics, or history-of-computer related sites you think should be here,
please contact us. We also invite readers whose personal web pages have calculators or calculator themes to be added. Just drop us a line with the site address.
If you have a site listed and you feel I should modify the listing or address, please let me know. (Please write up a one line description of your site for me to include.) I will be happy to modify this list.
Please note that site addresses can change. If a link does not work try searching for the site with a search engine, such as Google.
To translate a site into another language try running it through the Google automatic translator at https://translate.google.co.uk/?hl=en&tab=wT. Although not perfect it
does allow much of the information on the site to be understood.
In no particular order, here are some great vintage technology websites, and technology websites to set you thinking!
- Douglas W. Jones, of the University of Iowa Department of Computer Science, has a very interesting description with diagrams of the operation of ferrite magnetic-core storage at "Core Memory: The dominant technology from 1960 to 1980". Here there are also links to examples of core memory used in various machines including the
Hewlett Packard HP-9100B.
- "The History and Significance of Software" is a very interesting site dealing with the development of the technology used by software and how it has influenced computing (thanks to John and Robert for providing the link).
- Brief histories of Commodore can be found at:
- A site with lots of interesting information on the history of Video Games and Home Computers is the Dot Eaters and Number Crunchers Museum at http://www.8bit-museum.de/. The site is in German and English.
- For a website with information about VHF amateur radio technology from the 1960s to early 1980s in Germany and Austria see http://www.ve6aqo.no-ip.com/.
- David Larsen's Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum is an excellent site about his museum of microcomputers at www.microcomputermuseum.com.
- Christopher Kavanau has created the appropriately titled 'MUSEUM OF TRAILING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY' website. Initially you can find interesting photographs of early IME electronic desktop calculators, photographs of Grace Hopper and the Harvard Mark 1 computer, and press archives for Sumlock/Anita calculators and Friden 130 calculator.
- The 'Industrial Achemy' site has a lot of information about display devices, counting tubes and much else from the era of vintage calculators. March 2023.
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