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