A short history of the Polaroid Polaprinter.
The process of building a 4.5" Macintosh SE.
The artifact pictured is an Apple Newton MessagePad 110.
The Computer Museum will be hosting a hands-on event with a variety of old computers and artifacts. We also plan to have guest speakers in the afternoon.
Mark your calendars!
More details to come.
First of series of profiles of items in our collection.
Take a look at our Slide Rules exhibit- they are located in M3!
From the April 10, 2023 Daily Bulletin:
Years ago, when Nancy (BA ’78) and Allan McCalder (BA ’78) came back to the University of Waterloo for a tour, they knew their kids needed to see the computer.
If you were also a Waterloo student in the 1960s or 70s, you probably understand why. At that time, the Math and Computer building (MC) housed the largest computer in Canada, the IBM 360 Model 75. It was housed in the centre of MC, and any student or passerby could peer in through the windows to see its gigantic size.
“The whole main floor was a computer,” says Nancy. “It was humungous. We said to our boys, ‘We’ve got to see this computer.' They loved computers, and so we went to the math building and looked in the room.”
Nancy and Allan were shocked at what they saw.