Marvel at this amazing miniature model of IBM’s vintage 1401 mainframe computer system

CNET | Jun 30, 2020 at 4:41 AM
  • Computers have gotten a lot smaller since 1959, when IBM created the 1401 data processing system, touted as the world’s first affordable general purpose computer.
  • Temese, who shared the photos of the incredibly detailed model on his Instagram account, chose not to use 3D printing for the project.
  • Temese’s model includes a punchcard reader, teeny tiny punchcards, two tape drives, a query console, central unit, a line printer, floating floor and even a tiny, bright yellow wheeled office chair.