Workstation 1 and 2
digital prints (36″ x 54″)
2005 miguel cortez

This series of 2 digital prints are portraits of two early computer systems. Workstation 1 is Digital Equipment Corporation’s first computer:the PDP-1, intruduced in the early 1960s. The computer’s memory system used 24 magnetic tape transports to hold from 4096 to 65,536 words in 18 bits each. Workstation 2 is DEC’s first 36-bit computer done in 1964 and the 23 that were sold were mainly used for scientific computing at various universities.