What does LINC stand for?

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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Community » Educational

   
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Low Income Networking and Communications

Community

   
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Lion, Inc.

Business » NASDAQ Symbols

   
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Local Investment Networking Company

Business » Companies & Firms

   
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Library Integrated Network Consortium

Academic & Science » Libraries

   
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Laboratory Instrumentation Computer

Academic & Science » Chemistry

   
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Local Intelligence Network Cornwall

Community

   
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Live Interactive Network Classroom

Community » Educational

   
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Love In the Name of Christ

Community » Religion

   
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Learning Information, Networking, and Collaboration

Community » Educational

   
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Lewis and Clark Railway Company

Regional » Railroads

   
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Looking Into New Choices

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
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Learning, Investment, Networking, and Collaboration

Business » General

   
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Leader In Network Communications

Business » General

   
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Liaison Inspiring New Community

Community

   
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Lightweight InterNet Controller

Governmental » Military

   
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Library Information Networking a Community

Academic & Science » Libraries

   
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Listen, Involve, Nurture, and Connect

Community » Educational

   
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Learning Innovative Networking Celebration

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
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Local Informative Network Community

Community

   
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Leaders In New Campuses

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
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Lincoln

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Learning Innovation Networking And Celebration

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
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Leaders In New Communities

Community

   
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Laity Inspiring New Connections

Community » Religion

   

What does LINC mean?

LINC
The LINC was a 12-bit, 2048-word computer. The LINC is considered the first minicomputer and a forerunner to the personal computer. Originally named the "Linc", suggesting the project's origins at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, it was renamed LINC after the project moved from the Lincoln Laboratory. The LINC was designed by Wesley A. Clark and Charles Molnar. The LINC and other "MIT Group" machines were designed at MIT and eventually built by Digital Equipment Corporation and Spear Inc. of Waltham, Massachusetts. The LINC sold for more than $40,000 at the time. A typical configuration included an enclosed 6'X20" rack, four boxes holding tape drives, a small display, a control panel, and a keyboard. Although the LINC's instruction set was small, it was larger than the tiny PDP-8 instruction set. The LINC interfaced well with laboratory experiments. Analog inputs and outputs were part of the basic design. It was designed in 1962 by Charles Molnar and Wesley Clark at Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts, for NIH researchers. The LINC's design was literally in the public domain, perhaps making it unique in the history of computers.

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