Saturday, July 26, 2008

IBM logistics circa 1965

My iPhone finally arrived Monday morning at 7AM. I almost missed it. I had to jump out of bed and chase the postman around the corner. But more on that in my next post. To give you a preview, I was not pleased with the packaging they used to ship it.

On a lighter note, I came across this photo of IBM shipping a 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The hard disk weighed over a ton and capable of storing 5MB in data. I believe PAA is short for Pan American Airways.

While its certainly eco friendly, no wooden crate or cardboard box, I can't believe the left it so vulnerable.

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