Archive for September, 2005

Sep 15 2005

Pneumatic Subway!

Published by under retro

An intriguing write-up on a real project to develop a “pneumatic” subway in New York City in the late 19th Century. Before its time!

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Sep 15 2005

Historical Maps of Eastern U.S.A.

Published by under retro

A collection of over 2000 USGS topographic maps dating from the 1880s to the 1950s. The collection covers all of New England, and parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio.

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Sep 15 2005

The story of SAGE

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“On Guard! The Story of SAGE” The Internet Archive provides downloadable versions of an IBM film on the “Semi Automatic Ground Environment” which was the first attempt at a computer assisted air defence command.
Coincidentally, the earliest “PC” that I wanted to buy was called a “sage”. That sage company departed the PC wars before they really got started.

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