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Earl Schweppe displays collection of computer parts at library

By Richard Gwin · July 21, 2011 · Comment on this

KU professor emeritus Earl Schweppe, who helped start the computer science department at Kansas University, has part of his collection of computer parts on display at the Lawrence Public Library. The collection spans half a century of computers.

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Lawrence Morgan 2 years, 9 months ago

Why not take the show to other libraries and communities throughout Kansas?

And-at the same time-offer basic computer training for all who want it, in each place that it shows.

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Shane Garrett 2 years, 9 months ago

From Sputnik to the moon and beyond all since the 1950's. And to think my departed grandparents went from horse and buggy to watching men land on the moon. And my grandmother finally getting the right to vote also during her life time. The more things change the more they stay the same.

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blue73harley 2 years, 9 months ago

WATFOR (circa '73) was certainly "what for!?"

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blue73harley 2 years, 9 months ago

I'm with ya, consumer1. I wish I had all that time back that I put into those punch cards.

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consumer1 2 years, 9 months ago

Very nice ! Those punch cards used to drive me crazy when I was taking a computer programming class at LHS in 1968, I was the guy who always went to sleep in that class.

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Kate Rogge 2 years, 9 months ago

What a wonderful collection. It's great we have this opportunity to see these early computer artifacts at the library. People forget (or are too young to remember) where it all started and how far we've come in fifty years. Thank you, Dr. Schweppe.

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