The Ware for July 2012 was a logic board and memory device from an Olivetti Programma 101. It still blows my mind that mechanical vibrations through wires were used as memory storage devices back in the day. I can still remember when I first opened the the delay line some decades ago, I wondered, “why did they stick an antenna inside a sealed metal enclosure?”. Not to mention, why would they have an antenna inside a computer like this. It was nice to revisit this childhood memory and resolve yet another small mystery of my youth.
The winner for last month’s ware is Markus, for correctly guessing the origin of the ware. Congrats, and email me for your prize!