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Home taping revisited: A mic in each hand, pointing at speakers

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" Give me a big old panel full of chunky glowing buttons and toggle switches any day."

The second generation EELM KDF8 (RCA 501) was something that the general public thought really looked like a computer should. It had a large operator's panel which was a matrix of large, rectangular, coloured light buttons.

When the room lights were out on the night shifts it positively glowed. The operators developed callouses on their thumbs from doing a sliding set/reset along a line of buttons.

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