May 1956 Radio-Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Electronics,
published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
I tried with no success using
an online translator to figure out what that line of Chinese writing is in this
Remington Rand UNIVAC
computer advertisement which appeared in a 1953 issue of Radio-Electronics
magazine. If you can do the translation, please send me an e-mail and I will add
it to this page. As a historical note, Remington is the company that made not only
typewriters, but also the line of firearms and ammunition bearing that name. The first
(UNIVersal Automatic Computer) computer was commissioned
in 1951. Its main memory consisted of liquid mercury delay lines arranged in 1000
words of 12 alphanumeric characters each. Ironically, the speed and capability of
the UNIVAC compared to the abacus in this ad is probably about the same as that
of a modern supercomputer compared to the UNIVAC. A decade or so from now, we'll
be making the same comparison between today's computers and quantum computers.
Remington Rand Univac Ad
Abacus - honorable ancestor of the UNIVAC
In theory many centuries have gone into the development of the Univac® Only
recently, at Remington Rand Univac, has it achieved product perfection. The tremendous
strides forward in the past few years are due to the imagination and creative genius
of the scientists and engineers of Univac. Recognized leaders in the field of electronic
computer systems, they are the men who set the standards for others to follow. You
can become a member of this team
... where ambition and professional skill find their reward in limitless opportunities
in an expanding organization.
Immediate openings for:
Field Location Engineers with a college degree in a scientific
or engineering field and experience in electronics. Extensive electronic background
may substitute for some college. Many opportunities for rapid advancement.
Field Location Technicians with technical school background
and preferably some experience in electronics. These positions can lead to full
Send complete resume to
Remington Rand Univac
Division of Sperry Rand Corporation
At Any One of These Three Plant Locations
Mr. D. A. Bowdoin
2300 W. Allegheny Ave.
Mr. Kurt Pinke
1902 W. Minnehaha Ave.
St. Paul W4, Minn.
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South Norwalk, Conn.
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