The IBM 1130 Computing System was introduced in 1965. It was IBM's least-expensive computer to date, and was aimed at price-sensitive, computing-intensive technical markets like education and engineering. It became quite popular, and the 1130 and its non-IBM clones gave many people their first feel of “personal computing.” Though its price-performance ratio was good and it notably included inexpensive disk storage, it otherwise broke no new ground technically. The 1130 holds a place in computing history primarily because of the fondness its former users hold for it.
Everything contained here is a personal compilation of the contents accumulated over the years.
|IBM1130.org||Norm Aleks and Brian Knittel||The web site is primarily managed by Norm; the 1130 sits in Brian's office in Berkeley, California, and Brian is also responsible for the 1130 simulator.|
|About the IBM1130||Wikipedia||Compilation of important milestones related to the IBM 1130|
|The IBM 1130 Computing System||IBM Corporation||IBM's Archive entry describing the history of the IBM1130|