Objects

Hewlett Packard 6.001 "Chipmunk" workstation

Major collection: MIT General Collections
Object type: computer
Maker: Hewlett-Packard
Date made: circa 1983
Nomenclature: data processing tools and equipment - electronic devices
Classification: tools and equipment

"Chipmunk," Hewlett Packard 9836U computer and monitor, 9888A Bus Expander, c. 1983. Harold Abelson and Gerald Sussman first offered "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" (6.001) in the 1980-81 academic year. They convinced Hewlett Packard to donate 48 customized computers (They insisted the computer have an unheard of 4 megabytes of RAM.) Their book remains one of the most influential texts in introductory computer programming and has been translated into many languages.


1993.058.001

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Abelson, Harold
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Sussman, Gerald Jay
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