Old Calculator Museum Advertising & Documentation Archive
Wang Electronic Calculators - Wang 380 Programmer
Wang 380 Programmer Keyboard/Display Unit, July, 1968.
Sincere thanks to Mr. Takaharu Yoshida for providing the scan of this ad.
The 380 was a specialized keyboard/display unit with internal logic that
allowed programs to be executed one step at a time from a built-in magnetic
cassette tape unit. Programs were recorded onto the cassette by entering
them from the keyboard, and then could be played back as desired from
the cassette. This keyboard/display unit could be connected up to any
Wang 300-Series electronics package, but was best used on electronics
packages that contained additional memory registers to maximize the
effectiveness of programs that could be written. The 380 was not a very
successful product, as the cassette tape unit was rather slow, which
translated to slow program execution performance.