[SIGCIS-Members] IBM 610

Dave Walden dave.walden.family at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 09:40:28 PST 2016

On 3/3/2016 12:21 PM, Ceruzzi, Paul wrote:
> The 1620 had very few logic circuits; it looked up sums in a table 
> instead. It’s nickname was “CADET”: “can’t add; doesn’t even try!” 
> There is a 1620 preserved at the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, 
> Montana. A few years ago, Ted Hoff was given an award by the museum. 
> As he walked by the 1620, he remarked that had used one, and that the 
> machine’s creative use of memory in place of logic convinced him that 
> it would be possible to create a processor on a sliver of silicon—what 
> became the Intel 4004.
Hoff and the 1620 influence on the 4004 is discussed at
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