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From the Archive: The Computer Room

I came to Australia from Scotland in 1980 to take up the position of Systems Programmer within the Computer Centre at the University of New England. This photograph, taken in “The Computer Room” around 1985/6. There are two mainframes here: along the left-hand wall, the DECsystem-20 running the TOPS-20 operating system, on the right-hand wall, the DECsystem-10, also running the TOPS-20 operating system. In the centre is a row of RP06 disk drives – each storing less than 200 Megabytes of data. In the immediate left-hand foreground is the rear of the higher capacity RP07 disk drives (500 megabytes each).


  1. Judith says:

    And now……..Amazing isn’t it.

  2. Jon says:

    And at the left of the doorway, half hidden by the tape units, Julian at the plotter – or is it the line printer? I can’t quite remember.

  3. Richard says:

    They were the days, punched card and tape input. Lovely.

  4. Warren says:

    Hey Jon. No, that’s me with the Plotter.

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