Columbia University Computing History   

The Carman Hall Terminal Room

Carman Hall terminal room
The Carman Hall terminal room

1982. It held fifteen HP-2621 terminals, each with a PACX box for selection of DEC-20s, Wylbur, etc. An early fear was that the terminals would be vandalized, but this rarely happened; instead, students walked off with the chairs, hence the large Computer Center insignia pictured here (from the cover of the September 8, 1982, CUCCA Newsletter). Environmental conditions were not the best, but space was space!

Columbia University Computing History Frank da Cruz / [email protected] This page created: January 2001 Last update: 14 April 2021