BESM-6 with its operator

Just a BESM-6 with its operator

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So. Many. Blinkenlights!

Maybe it’s like when the US military was more or less paying per tube for radio designs, so radios had a bunch of extra tubes that just … didn’t do anything? Surely it’s not possible to use all those lights.

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BIG computers Need BIG lights.

…and a deeeep hummmmmm…

Deep thought was smart, it hummed rather than sang like Hal 9000. :slight_smile: