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The LINC (Laboratory Instrument Computer) was a 12-bit computer with a tiny instruction set. The LINC and the PDP-8 can be considered the first mini computers and perhaps the first personal computers as well. Unlike today's personal computers, the LINC sold for about $50,000. It interfaced well with laboratory experiments. It was designed in 1962 by Wesley Clark at Lincoln Labs, Massachusetts (Part of MIT), for NIH researchers, and 24 were assembled in a summer workshop at MIT. DEC manufactured more of the machines starting in 1964.

The LINC Computer The PDP-12 Computer
The Last LINC Computer (1992, MIT)

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For complete information, see

LINC Description (http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?Laboratory+Instrument+Computer)

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