The cover of the American computer magazine BYTE November 1977.
As you know, on the 60th anniversary of the Great October revolution in the USSR many enterprises have increased obligations to please the Soviet workers some new models of their products. But not all know that the same commitments were made by many enterprises of American industry, including the computer. Today I will present a list of goods that the workers of all countries (except, alas, the socialist countries) could afford to buy November 7, 1977. Which is enough to buy the November 1977 room the computer magazine BYTE, flip through it, make a choice and buy (all pictures are clickable).
For the 60th anniversary of the great October revolution the American company Southwestern Technical Products Corporation was pleased with the working people of all countries (except, alas, the countries of socialism) interface for floppy disks cost US $ 995. Interface with two slots intended for connection to the computer 6800, manufactured by the same firm since July 1975 on microprocessor Motorola [email protected] MHz. In addition, the set of workers of all countries (except the countries) could acquire integrated terminal keyboard with the monitor – for $ 500. The 6800 computer with 4K memory was sold for $ 395. Additionally, the kit could be supplied alphanumeric dot matrix printer PR-40 (40 characters per line) for $ 250.
Good holiday gift to computer enthusiasts of all countries (except the, uh, well, you already understood) prepared by the famous firm Verbatim, since 1969, specializing in the production of media – tapes, and now floppy disks for computers.
Not far behind and firm PolyMorphic Systems. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the great events of the XX century, it released a computer system 8813 for professionals: managers, scientists, lawyers, accountants, etc. the complete system includes several software packages: powerful interface BASIC package extended drives, text editor etc System 8813 was 3250 USD.
On the eve of the Great October revolution opened up doors chain stores ComputerLand. Besides the fact that any buyer will be able to buy everything his heart desires from the realm of computer hardware in each store is equipped with special computer games room. While the baby is entertained, the experts will select for you any system to suit any tastes.
Specially for the 60th anniversary of the October revolution, his revolutionary model of a personal computer released by the company “Apple” (Apple). Your revolutionary new computer CEO Steve jobs originally planned to call the Great October 60, but fearing the vengeance of transnational corporations in the end I called the Apple II.
For the first time this computer was introduced in 1977 on the eve of the main holiday of workers of all countries. Ready-to-use computer can be purchased for 1298 US dollars. The computer provides video graphics in 15 colors, 8K ROM and 4K RAM. RAM can be expanded up to 48K. Built-in cassette interface allows you to load programs from cassettes. Supplied with computer games. The keyboard layout of a typewriter will allow you to enjoy all the advantages that computer.
Because many manufacturers of computer equipment adequately met the 60-th anniversary of the great October revolution, it will be easier just to give examples of sentences to the 60-anniversary of October.
In short, the American computer company had prepared for the 60 anniversary of the great October socialist revolution. Unfortunately, in the cradle of the revolution, the hero-city of Leningrad, as well as in all the other cities of the most advanced in the world first socialist state of workers and peasants, all presented new products to buy was not possible. Unfortunately, these new products could not even be seen at the Exhibition of achievements of national economy (VDNH). The great Soviet people didn’t even know that somewhere in the world is produced something similar. But Soviet industry was pleased with the Soviet of workers such novelties as the Soviet cassette tape recorder Spring 202, which is a degraded copy of the cassette recorders of the late 60-ies of the Sony (https://germanych.livejournal.com/327536.html) and was published in 1977, selling at a price of 195 Soviet rubles.
USA, 1977. Personal computer Apple II.
USSR, 1977. Cassette Spring 202.
Feel, as they say, the difference.
But not to finish a post on this not very rosy note, recall that in 1970 in the USSR, the inventor of the Pea was filed a patent on an invention that anyone can considered the world’s first personal computer. Well, if the course is not right in the head. Read more here: germanych.livejournal.com/254236.html
That’s all for today.