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The Design of a Control Unit-Reflections on Reading Babbage's Notebooks
April-June 1981 (vol. 3 no. 2)
pp. 116-120

Babbage published very little on the detailed design of the control system for the Analytical Engine. In this paper the author puts forward a possible reason for this and discusses the relationship between Babbage's ideas as revealed in his unpublished work and modern concepts.

Citation:
M.V. Wilkes, "The Design of a Control Unit-Reflections on Reading Babbage's Notebooks," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 116-120, April-June 1981, doi:10.1109/MAHC.1981.10019
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