CDC Supercomputer Prototype

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The Control Data Corporation released this mockup for the CDC 8600 supercomputer in the 1970’s, however it never came to fruition and was canceled in 1974. We see here, once again, the woman being used as a prop rather than being actively engaged in the technology. Read more about women being used as props in computing ads here.

You can find this image as an artifact at the Computer History Museum, catalog number 1026227358. For more information visit their website.

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