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#1 Photo: Some unsavory characters

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UM Computing Center, Merit Network staff, and friends, c. 1981
   left to right, bottom row: Bob Husak (Merit), Shifrah Nenner (friend),
Gail Lift, Alisande Cutler (friend), Mike Alexander, Don Boettner, Dick
middle row: Jim Sterken, Chris Wendt (Merit), top row: Jeff
   Ogden, Andy Goodrich, Gavin Eadie, Fred Swartz

#2 Albums: University of Michigan (UM)

Places and things

   92 photos
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130 photos
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InfoDisk / InfoX

44 screenshots
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The Bodwin Collection

39 photos (not just UM people)
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Bentley Image Bank Portfolio: Computing Center, University of Michigan

42 photos
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Bentley Image Bank Portfolio:
Merit Network

4 photos
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Ursus Theodorus

9 photos
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The Fred Swartz Collection

9 photos
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#3 Movie, album, and book: Reception honoring Robert C. F. Bartels (September 2004)

1:06:13 movie
105 MB, 320x240, 12 fps, QuickTime
78 photos & 1 video
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65 pages, 11.2 MB PDF
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#4 Movie: Basic Operation of MTS (1969)

35:32 movie
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52 MB, 320x240, 15 fps, QuickTime
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52 MB, 320x240, 15 fps, QuickTime
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313 MB, 640x480, 30 fps, MPEG-4
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313 MB, 320x240, 15 fps, QuickTime

#5 Album: MTS Site Directors

  20 photos (contributions needed)
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      Discussion: Who were the directors?

#6 Movies: Basic and Advanced Use of the IBM 29 Card Punch

Basic Operation of the IBM 29 Card Punch (1967)
20:07 movie
32 MB, 320x240, 12 fps, Quicktime
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Advanced Use of the IBM 29 Card Punch (1968)
30:10 movie
49 MB, 320x240, 12 fps, QuickTime
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       Learn why "Punch cards form a vital link".

#7 Photographs from NUMAC (Northumbrian Universities Multiple Access Computer)

Claremont Tower, Newcastle University, c. 2010
Copyright Andrew Curtis and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Elizabeth Barraclough Building, March 2019
Elizabeth Barraclough Building, Newcastle University, by
Simon Cotterill, March 2019
Creative Commons-Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0)

40 Years of Computing at Newcastle, 1957-1997

A selection of photographs that were put on display at the Newcastle 40th Anniversary Event, 7 September 1997:

Photos from Roger Broughton

Roger Broughton, 31 May 1940 - 18 December 2016


  15 photos

#8 Albums: Photographs from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


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ITS Staff Picnics

  131 photos
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#9 Album: Photographs from the University of Alberta (UQV)

  14 photos and one napkin
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#10 Album: Photographs from Simon Fraser University (SFU)

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#11 Albums: Photographs from the University of British Columbia (UBC)

MTS Decommissioning

  13 photos
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   31 photos
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UBC Historical Photographs

   137 photos
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Selected photographs from the Ralph Sayle collection

Group photograph
   104 photos (not all UBC people)
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#12 Video: MacTruck Computer Weekend, U-M, February 7th & 8th, 1987

This video isn't really about MTS, but the Mac Truckload Sale was an activity of the
Micro Group within the U-M Computing Center, so you'll see lots of faces you may
recognize in the video. Many people from Apple, from throughout U-M's Information
Technology Division, from U-M Purchasing, from other U-M units, family, and friends
volunteered (or were pressed into service).

  6:59 video (m4v), 85 MB, 640 x 480
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#13 Photographs: Computer Chess, CHAOS and AWIT

Two well regarded computer chess programs ran on MTS, CHAOS from U-M and Tony Marsland's AWIT from UQV.

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l to r: David Slate (Chess 4.0) plays
against Fred Swartz and Ira Rubin's
Chaos program at the 1st World
Computer Chess Championship
in Stockholm, 1974.
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Chaos vs. Duchess at the ACM CCT 1979 in Detroit, Michigan,
USA. Fred Swartz can be seen in the background.
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Fred Swartz at the 10th ACM Computer Chess
Tournament, 1979, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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The 1980 WCCC in Linz, Austria, where Bell Labs' Belle
played University of Michigan's CHAOS in a closely
matched competition and won. Fred Swartz is seated
at the lower right.
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Computer chess pioneers at the Sacher Hotel Vienna,
Austria 1980. Tony Marsland is third from the left.

#14 Album: MTS under Hercules

MTS running under Hercules
on a Nokia Data 317 clone
  3 photos
A Raspberry Pi running MTS under Hercules
under Linux connected to an iPhone

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#15 Album: Amdahl 470V/6 Photographs

Photographs of Amdahl 470V/6 serial #2 at the Computer History
Museum in Mountain View, California. This system was originally
installed at the University of Michigan

Photograph of Amdahl 470V/6 Multichip Carriers (MCCs)
This photograph shows six of the system's 51 multi-chip carriers (MCCs). Each MCC
holds up to 42 chips and each chip has a small "cooling tower" on top allowing the
system to be air rather than water cooled. 
9 photos

Amdahl 470V/6 serial #2
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 Photograph of Amdahl 470V/6 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
This is the same system with its covers on during installation
in 1975.
This photograph was taken on the third floor of U-M's Computing
Center. John Sanguinetti is standing with his arms crossed behind
three Amdahl engineers working at the Amdahl console. The CPU,
main storage, and I/O channels are in the large cabinet behind. The
Power Distribution Unit (PDU) cannot be seen in this photograph.

Amdahl 470V/6 serial #3
at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California

This photograph is of George Helffrich standing in front of the exhibit in December 2014.
Serial #3 was originally installed at Texas A&M University.


#16 Album: MTS Workshops

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      Discussion: MTS Workshops