The Carman Terminal Room

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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!


Frank da Cruz / fdc@columbia.edu / Jan 2001