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So do I and hooked up to a IBM 1401.

My first real computer was one of these:

32768 words of RAM (magnetic core) was in one of these; a word was 36 bits.

The front panel looked like this; no monitor, no keyboard, no mouse.

The CPU, now on a little chip, occupied the two cabinets, in the shape of the letter L to the left of the console. The card reader is behind the man seated at the console. This was the main input device.
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