Saturday, August 03, 2019

Historical Technology Books: mits :: 8800 :: Altair Age Of Altair Catalog (1975) - 22 in a series

Technology isn't just computers, networks and phones. Technology has always been part of the human experience. All of our ancestors have looked for ways to help them survive and do less work for more gain. Archive.org has a host of old technology books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. Many of the technologies discussed within these books are being put to use again these days in the back to the land" and homesteading movements. You might even find something that could address one of your own garden or farm issues but has been lost to time and history. Enjoy! --Douglas

Historical Technology Books: mits :: 8800 :: Altair Age Of Altair Catalog (1975) - 22 in a series
 

The Altair 8800 is a powerful, general purpose computer that sells for an amazingly low price.

The Altair 8800 is a superbly engineered, variable word length computer. Its byte orientation structure was designed to give the Altair the most efficient utilization possible — an efficiency only found in the most advanced computers.

The Altair 8800 has bench marks comparable to those of much more expensive mini-computers. It has a cycle speed of 2 microseconds; it can directly address 65K bytes of memory and 256 input/output devices; and it has 78 basic machine instructions with variations over 200 instructions.

The Altair 8800 is the dawning of a New Age in the computer industry.

The Altair Age. It is the Age of the Affordable Computer. The Age of Computer Power for every business and every home in the Modern World.

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