computer history for the decade
TX-0 (transistor experimental - 0)General-purpose programmable computer built with transistors. For easy replacement, designers placed each transistor circuit inside a "bottle," similar to a vacuum tube.
Designed at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Direct keyboard input to computersMIT researchers are beginning to experiment with direct keyboard input to computers. MIT Whirlwind computer confirmed how useful and convenient a keyboard input device could be.
Computer musicLejaren Hiller and Leonard Isaacson complete the Illiac Suite. It was created using I computer at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, the Illiac Suite is one of the earliest pieces of music composed using an electronic computer.
RCA, Model 501 transistorized computerBuilt on a 'building block' which allows highly flexible for many different uses and could simultaneously control up to 63 tape drive which is useful for large databases of information. Customers included US military as well as industry.
Manufactured by RCA
SAGE Operator StationFirst large-scale computer communications network, and connect 23 hardened computer sites in the US and Canada. Task was to detect incoming Soviet bombers and direct interceptor aircraft to destroy them.
Operated by USF squadrons.