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Uploaded on Oct 21, 2014
Recorded: September 24,1979
On September 24th, 1979, The Digital Computer Museum opened in the lobby of a Digital Equipment Corporation building in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The opening party featured many significant figures in the history of computing, including Maurice Wilkes. This footage is of the party held that night, largely of attendees talking or looking at the computer timeline exhibit. Included is footage of the ribbon-cutting by DEC founder Ken Olsen and Gordon Bell, as well as a retake of the ribbon cutting done because the camera was out of position! This is raw footage from the event, but includes many shots of the TX-0 computer (1957), which was installed to closely resemble its original appearance.