The Rebirth of the IBM 1401 Computer

An ancient machine, rescued from a garage and refurbished, now whirrs and clicks away again, just as it did way back in 1964

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Photo: Mark Richards
SEARCHING MEMORY .... SEARCHING...: IBM's 729 magnetic tape drive was one of those iconic things that gave 1960s-era computer systems their look, sound, and feel. Its tape had seven tracks and spun faster than the eye could follow. <
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