|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
In 1959, I entered my amateur computer, EMAG III, in the high school science fair. This machine had 3200 vacuum tubes and took almost 3 years to design and construct. Over the years, I have wondered what other amateur computers were built (non-commercial, military, or academic), and whether anyone had bothered to document them. I would like to write an article (or possibly a book) recalling my experiences, and cite other like attempts of the pre-PC days. Has anyone written a history on the subject? I entered this question 2 or 3 days ago, and it vanished immediately. The answer to the question is not in your "archives". It seems a valid question according to your criteria. Moreover, MadSci is educationally oriented, so it might be a good question for your gurus to mull over. I hope this was just a mistake, and sincerely await any (even negative) feedback. Dave Ecklein firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Is there a history of amateur computers?
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