The Declassified History of NSA Computers

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Straight from the Department of Defense History comes a recently declassified gem: Samuel S. Snyder's History of NSA General-Purpose Electronic Digital Computers. It's a wonderful late-night read with plenty of old-school computing trivia. [GovernmentAttic (PDF) via Schneier via Boing Boing]

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hawkeye18
hawkeye18

Those look depressingly like our HTS benches in the Navy. We still use them. I have to set 16 bits manually every time I boot it up.