Ibycus Scholarly Computer
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The Ibycus Scholarly Computer is a custom-built machine developed by David W. Packard and William Johnson, who co-founded a company in 1985 and developed the first computer that allowed the editing, search, and retrieval of Classical texts in a fully integrated desktop package. It worked with the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Coptic alphabets.
The computer use a Motorola MC68008 which ran at 8MHz. Its operating system, IBYX, The computer had a 3.5-inch disk drive built into the unit, and also came with a Sony CD-ROM drive. It was compatible with the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet and LaserJet Plus, Epson LQ 800/1000, and code-compatible 24-pin dot matrix printers such as the NEC P6.
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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH54883. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.