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The Design of Colossus (foreword by Howard Campaigne)

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This article describes the construction and operation of the Colossus machines. The machines had most if not all of the essential features of a modern computer, except that variable programming was provided not by memory store but by hard-wired function units selected and interconnected by switches operated by the mathematician-programmers.

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Annals of the History of Computing  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 3 )