Archive for March, 2013

Electrolux, the computer

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

So, like many programmers of my generation, I grew up reading usenet posts like the Story of Mel. I had always assumed it was apocryphal, because the idea of a computer made by the Royal McBee typewriter company sounds unlikely.

Except that it’s all true. Here is the beast in question, complete with a lovely 50’s control panel that reminds me of a metal vacuum cleaner I had when I was young: LGP-30