[?? Name of 70's toy computer]

From: James Willing <jimw_at_agora.rdrop.com>
Date: Tue Sep 16 00:36:36 1997

At 07:19 AM 9/15/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Here's one from the past:
>What is the name of that toy mechanical digital computer
>that was advertised in the back of many magazines and
>catalogs like Edmunds Scientific and other tech hobby ones,
>I believe in the early 70's. It was the size of a shoebox,
>came unassembled, and had lots of moving parts. Sorry,
>that's all I remember. But I think I saw one in the
>Computer Museum in Boston several years ago.

That would be the "DigiComp-1". Red plastic with slices of soda straws
that you slip over tabs to "load" a program.

Had one, lost it, would love to have one again...


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