Screen capture from a
The Vintage Technology Association*, ca. 2011
Note: This is a still image quotation of a published cinematographic or similar
work and it is used as part of a historical commentary.
Hewlett-Packard HP2114B minicomputer
I used a similar HP2114B in the spring 1972 at my school, the
Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu (SYK)*
to experiment with Basic.
The machine had 4K memory, HP Educational Basic, a teletype terminal,
and an optical card reader.
The cards were normal puched card format but designed for Basic programming.
It was possible select the Basic statements by blacking out with a pen the appropriate boxes.
Entering paramters and arithmetic statements was more trickier.
I used the teletype.