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An animator built a miniature version of IBM’s iconic 1401 computer system from scratch. Take a look.

ibm 1401 mini model
ibm 1401 mini model

Nicolas Temese

  • A Montreal-based creator modeled a miniature replica of IBM’s iconic 1401 computer system.

  • Nicolas Temese told Business Insider that the scale model includes everything from the setup at the time: a punchcard reader, tape drives, a query console, a central unit, and a line printer.

  • Temese said his model is going to be displayed in Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum, which also showcases a working, real-size 1401 computer system.

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Nicolas Temese doesn’t work as a modeler full-time — he’s a technical director at a small animation studio in Montreal, Canada, where he’s based.

But he’s spent hours creating a mini version of IBM’s successful 1401 computer.

 

The machine celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. It debuted in 1959 and became one of the first mass-produced computers. It was relatively affordable and sold 12,000 units, with standard

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I Tried the Tempo Studio, an At-Home Fitness System That Turns My Dining Room Into a Gym

Photo credit: Tempo Studio
Photo credit: Tempo Studio

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There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.

On Trial: Tempo Studio at-home fitness system

The Tester: Brandon Carte, former frequent gym-goer who has been stuck in a workout rut.

The Brief: The pandemic caused nationwide gym closures and equipment shortages, and it also snatched my drive to stay in shape. To help reignite my fitness journey, I tried the Tempo Studio, a new home fitness system that combines weightlifting, high-intensity interval training, and mobility classes.

Over the last 2.5 years, I’ve maintained a consistent routine of weightlifting at the gym and eating a high-protein diet to gain muscle mass. But when my

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