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The origins of computer programming

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Randell, B. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Newcastle upon Tyne Univ., UK

This article describes some of the early developments that can now be viewed as steps toward the development of program control and the modern concept of a stored program. In particular, it discusses early automatic devices, Babbage's contributions set against a background of the technology of his day, the contributions of some of his direct successors, and the genesis of the stored-program idea.<>

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 4 )