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PLATO, not the philosoper

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 1, 2018

PLATO computer terminal made by Control Data Corporation, 1980. This was a "dumb" terminal, capable only of doing tasks that were in disk--no networking. Monitor has a touch screen, controls below the screen, and sits on round base that is adjustable.

See it in Collections Online.