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Photos: A time capsule of computing

The 333rd workstation ever shipped by Sun Microsystems, which got started at Stanford. (Sun's first manufacturing line was actually in a basement in a campus building.) Originally called the 1U workstation, Sun changed the name to the Sun 100. The university also has the company security badges of Sun co-founders Vinod Khosla and Scott McNealy on display.

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