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Game machines before the Sony PlayStations used lagging-edge technology. Sony designed its own chips for these machines to enhance graphics and performance. Although some predicted these chips would challenge offerings from Intel and AMD, Sony's chips actually only were used in these game consoles. Progress didn't halt at the door of entertainment, of course; big, bad supercomputers were still growing at record paces.
See footage of the ENIAC's creators with their computing machine in action, bright lights, vacuum tubes and all.
"I was already wearing a plastic pocket protector and thick black glasses--taped together--so I didn't need something to increase my social dysfunction."
"I bought my first computer when I was 15 in 1980. It was an Apple II, which back then was the most popular PC in the U.S."
"I still had to re-key them everytime I wanted to change programs, but this wasn't too bad as the TI-58 only had enough memory for about 240 instructions."
See the men, women, and metal behind the making of the ENIAC.
Editors: Kari Dean McCarthy; Mike Yamamoto
Production: Bernie McGinn; Jennifer Guevin; Vincent Tremblay
Design: Ellen Ng