mind the baby

well worth reading • from the Telegraph. A newly discovered photo of great grandfather of modern computers, ‘the Baby’. Built at the University of Manchester, it was a room sized, one ton jumble of wiring, valves and racks, and the first machine that had all the components now classically regarded as characteristic of the basic computer. The baby successfully ran a program on June 21st 1948.

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