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The Manchester Computer: A Revised History Part 1: The Memory

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1 Author(s)
Copeland, B.J. ; Univ. of Canterbury in Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Manchester Baby, built by F.C. Williams and Tom Kilburn and operational in June 1948, was the first stored-program electronic computer. The Williams-Kilburn tube memory, pioneered in the Baby, was subsequently adopted in many first-generation computers, including the Princeton IAS machine and the IBM 701. Part 1 of this article provides an overview of the Manchester project and its personnel and documents the origins of the Williams-Kilburn tube.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 1 )