Welcome to the web site supporting the 2013 BCL/CSL Reunion and celebration of the LINC on May 24th-25th, 2013. We encourage you to fill in your personal profiles (with photos). After you register as a site subscriber, you can provide personal information that is only available to other subscribers. We especially urge you to share any photos from the time when you were at the labs, or collaborated with BCL and/or CSL.
For those who may have missed it, check this article published in November 2010:
“Early computer for biomedical research subject of exhibit”
The LINC is profiled on Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LINC
In anticipation of the May 2013 event, I would like to encourage anyone who has not read “Computing in the Middle Ages, A View from the Trenches 1955-1983? by Severo M. Ornstein to pick up a copy. Severo’s book is available through Amazon or directly from the publisher:
Author House http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000306383/Computing-in-the-Middle-Ages.aspx
I trust our friend and colleague Garland Marshall won’t mind if I paste in his review from Amazon:
“As one who was the recipient of the LINC groups move to St. Louis and knew many of the pioneers portrayed in Severo’s book, no one could have told it better regarding the cultural battle between those needing interactive access without an intervening priesthood and the status quo.
If you want real insight into the fundamentals of the evolution of personal computers, this book is the place to start. The LINC has now been officially recognized as the first interactive personal computer.”
Jerry Cox was kind enough to make me aware of the book, and I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed it; I agree with Garland, no one could have told it better.