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Autonetics Division of North American Aviation, Inc., however, has announced a new microminiaturized computer in late stages of development. This unit appears to have a computing capacity almost as great as that we have proposed in 72 cu ft, but in a package of about 0.3 cu ft--and, at a comparable cost. In retrospect, the designs described in ODC-VII and -VIII are now somewhat out of date, in light of the microminiature developments of the past year.

- Paul Baran, On Distributed Communications, Volume I, 1964.

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