On the right you can see the 9-track tape drives from the VAX-11/750, and just left of them a VAX-11/730 (perhaps the slowest computer ever made), which were part of the Hermit grant, but were also used to cut Kermit tapes.
The original Kermites were young parents (hence the toddler under the table) and also not exactly neatness fanatics. About 1992, the room was demolished and partitioned into offices for the networks group; the Kermit room moved to the penthouse (former cafeteria and, later, ping-pong room).
|Columbia University Computing History
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|This page created: January 2001
|Last update: 14 October 2021