1973 Training Video for Bell Labs’s Holmdel Computing Center

Speaking of the Bell Labs Holmdel, NJ complex, here’s a tour of their computing center from 1973. Unix was still dripping wet at the time. Everything about this video is amazing. The desk where programmers dropped off and picked up jobs. The enormous magnetic storage disks. The music! All of it. It gives you a feel of what a revolution personal computing — still half a decade away — was going to be.

Sunday, 16 July 2023