Hitachi at 1964 Worlds Fair - Was Re: 1968 Hitachi HIDIC 100 Mini Computer

Jerry Weiss jsw at
Fri Nov 23 16:44:43 CST 2018

On 11/23/18 10:45 AM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
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One of my earliest computer "game" memories, was at the Hitachi exhibit 
from the 1964 New York Worlds Fair.

I remember a small single capsule that had a CRT display that gave a 
simulation of a rocket launch.  The display showed a single point and 
the axis on either side were labeled, probably altitude and speed.  I 
dimly recall the controls as simple buttons. I've only found a few bits 
of documentation on the web - where it 
is listed as an Analog Computer and Capcel.    When I went back in 1965, 
the capsule was still there, but non-functional.

If anyone has info or recollections about the exhibit I'd be interested 
and appreciative of in anything you might be willing to share.


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