Pipe organ controlled computers.

From: John Allain <John.Allain_at_donnelley.infousa.com>
Date: Tue Jun 27 09:19:02 2000

I thought I'd enter into the record an early
classicmp experience. I got a chance to see
the workings of a piece of office equipment,
a memorywriter caller an "AutoTypist" being
tossed by G.E. in 1980. It was a desk with
an adapted typewriter on top (missing on this
one) and a player piano roll underneath. The
differences between this and the piano were
probably neglible, when you looked at how the
'memory' part worked, paper rolls, air compressor,
pressure pickup, mini bellows actuators. I never
researched the history but I think the nameplate
is saved somewhere if someone wanted to locate the
(remnants of the) company.

John A.
Received on Tue Jun 27 2000 - 09:19:02 BST

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