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Issue No.03 - July-September (1993 vol.15)
pp: 37-43
ABSTRACT
<p>This article examines the role of Ferranti Ltd. in the developing computer industry in the Manchester area. It looks at the performance of the Ferranti firm once it entered into computer manufacturing, tries to determine where it went wrong and why, and briefly compares the firm with others attempting to enter the field at the same time.</p>
CITATION
Geoffrey Tweedale, "A Manchester Computer Pioneer: Ferranti in Retrospect", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.15, no. 3, pp. 37-43, July-September 1993, doi:10.1109/85.222840
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