1959 – Want to see a 2.9 million dollar computer? That was the IBM 7090 – a transistorized mainframe computer that was designed for scientific research and tech applications. It replaced the 709 series, which used vacuum tubes. The first two were delivered – one of the 7090’s would be used for the Mercury and Gemini space missions. Check out more on the IBM 7090
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This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 30
- The First Coaxial cable is installed
- Microsoft Vista is released to Volume licence customers
- Jeopardy contestant Ken Jennings loses.