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Interview with Tom Kilburn
July-September 1993 (vol. 15 no. 3)
pp. 17-32

Professor Tom Kilburn played a key role in both the development of the Mark I computer and in the founding of the Department of Computer Science at Manchester University. In this interview, he describes how he became involved with computers and reflects on the nature and significance of his contribution to the field.

1. C. Evans,Pioneers of Computing(audio cassettes), Tape No. 5, Science Museum, London, 1970.
2. S.H. Lavington, "Computer Development at Manchester University," inA History of Computing in the Twentieth Century, N. Metropolis, J. Howlett, and G.-C. Rota, eds., Academic Press, New York, 1980, pp. 433-443.
3. S. Lavington,Early British Computers, Digital Press, Bedford, Mass., 1980, chaps. 4, 7.
4. T. Kilburn,A Storage System for Use with Binary Digital Computing Machines, Univ. of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 1947, reprinted 1978.
5. F.C. Williams and T. Kilburn, "Electronic Digital Computers," 1948, reprinted inOrigins of Digital Computers: Selected Papers, B. Randell, ed., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1982, pp. 415-416.

Citation:
Geof Bowker, Richard Giordano, "Interview with Tom Kilburn," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 17-32, July-Sept. 1993, doi:10.1109/MAHC.1993.10017
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