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EDSAC, the first 'practical' civilian computer, turns 64

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On May 6th, 1949 EDSAC (or Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator) ran its first programs, calculating a table of squares and generating a list of prime numbers. The massive vacuum-tube-powered machine was put into service at the University of Cambridge and almost immediately changed how research was done at...
EDSAC, the first 'practical' civilian computer, turns 64

Ernest Kaye obituary

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Member of the original design team that built the Lyons Electronic Office (Leo), the world's first business computerErnest Kaye, who has died aged 89, was the last surviving member of the original design team that built the Lyons Electronic Office (Leo), the world's first business computer. In 1949, he responded...
Ernest Kaye obituary

Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

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Israel is now one of the world’s tech powerhouses, second only to Silicon Valley as a hub for startups, but it wasn’t always this way. Today, in honour of the 84th birthday of Professor Aviezri Fraenkel, we’re delighted to share a short film sharing his story of working on the...
Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

Marking a cultural shift in computing with EDSAC

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Computing’s early days are full of stories about great technical leaps forward.  But sometimes what matters most isn’t a shift in technology so much as a change in the way it is used.  The “Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator” (EDSAC)—64 years old today—is a stellar example. Entry from log book...
Marking a cultural shift in computing with EDSAC
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