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DEC PDP-8/E in Three Days of the Condor (1975)

The 8 appears at the beginning of the film in Jospeh's office where it appears to be scanning and processing text documents.

Importance: **
Realism: ***
Text processing is reasonable enough, but the scanner (and presumably OCR) are a little far fetched.

Visibility: ****




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Not far fetched, I have a PDP8/E that was used for scanning and OCR. ( ECRM, company still exists) Still have all the software, special oomnibus boards, but nor the scanner itself
2009-04-23 16:36


I have aScanner head, lots of DEC PDP-8s, no books!!!
2015-09-04 10:56


ECRM made PDP-8/e and PDP-8/m based scanners that supported OCR and would interpret proofreaders annotations. There is one at the RICM:
2022-01-07 01:34