Room full of IBM beam spring keyboards!

Ellipse

01 Jun 2020, 03:42

Starting at 6 minutes, 45 seconds through the end of this clip

https://www.huntleyarchives.com/preview ... 1&itemx=11

Seems to be an office for processing credit card authorizations/transactions. Clip from the late 1970s or early 1980s.

Imagine working in an office full of beam spring keyboards!

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depletedvespene

01 Jun 2020, 03:47

That clip! So many keyboards, so many monitors, the entire "banking section", all connected to the computer.


OTOH, I have one laptop and 40+ keyboards, so who am I to complain? :lol:


Thanks for sharing, Ellipse. :)

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Weezer

01 Jun 2020, 03:48

This is amazing! So sad that they all went to the grinder somewhere.

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shine

03 Jun 2020, 14:55

Awesome! What a lot of 3277!

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JP!

03 Jun 2020, 15:30

It's so beautiful :o

Maybe if we all work together we could build a room filled with beamsprings and accompanying female computer operators 8-)

jacksonh22

03 Jun 2020, 17:13

I know of a similar video! Another room full of beamspring keyboards & terminals, however, this is more recent. These computers are not doing so well, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrx1tK5xcAk&t=4m20s

Starts at 4 minutes and 20 seconds

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Weezer

03 Jun 2020, 18:17

Holy shit. Someone needs to rescue those.

jacksonh22

04 Jun 2020, 05:15

Weezer wrote:
03 Jun 2020, 18:17
Holy shit. Someone needs to rescue those.

Who wants to take a trip to Italy with me? Lol

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Weezer

05 Jun 2020, 00:03

jacksonh22 wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 05:15
Weezer wrote:
03 Jun 2020, 18:17
Holy shit. Someone needs to rescue those.

Who wants to take a trip to Italy with me? Lol
We could pay for the trip in beamspring revenue :lol:

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