Campus Computing News

Information Technology 50 Years

50 Years of Computing at UNT!

By Claudia LynchBenchmarks Online Editor

Things have changed a lot in the last fifty years and perhaps nothing has changed quite so much as computing. Back in 1962, North Texas State University purchased an IBM 1620 to support academic users. The 1620 had 20K, which works out to be about 10K bytes as we know it now. The printer was the operator's console, which was an IBM electric typewriter. Also that year, a young student named Richard Harris was hired to work on that computer. Richard later became Acting Director of Academic Computing, Director of Computer Systems, and finally Associate Vice President for Computing and Chief Technology Officer for the Computing and Information Technology Center. Come by Sage Hall next month to hear what Richard and others have to say about their years in computing at UNT and help us celebrate this milestone.

 

You're invited to a 50th Anniversary Celebration from 2-4 p.m. on December 6 in the Sage Hall Learning Commons