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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:15 pm 
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This is the 'stone knives and bear skins' method. It covers computer math and theory while detailing the construction of all the parts, including homemade switches, magnetic core memory from wire and paperclips and a program input drum to bypass all that tedious switch flipping to enter code.

http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/paperClipC ... _Jun67.pdf

I wonder if a kid could win a school science fair with one of these now?

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