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Issue No.02 - Summer (1994 vol.16)
pp: 4-12
ABSTRACT
<p>Although not well known, the University of Toronto had a very early computer development program and in 1952 was one of the first few institutions with an operable computer in North America. This article describes the university's initial attempt to build the UTEC computer and how it acquired the pioneering Ferut machine.</p>
CITATION
Michael R. Williams, "UTEC and Ferut: The University of Toronto's Computation Centre", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.16, no. 2, pp. 4-12, Summer 1994, doi:10.1109/85.279226
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20. J. Kates, recorded interview with M.R. Williams, June 9, 1992 (copy available through Williams at the Univ. of Calgary).
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27. C.C. Gotlieb, second recorded interview with M.R. Williams, Apr. 30, 1992 (copy available through Williams at the Univ. of Calgary).
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29. Joseph C. Levin, letter from the Raytheon Manufacturing Co. to Kelly Gotlieb, Aug. 7, 1953 (Gotlieb Papers, Box 1, Univ. of Toronto Archives).
30. J.P.N. Hume, recorded interview with M.R. Williams, June 11, 1992 (copy available through Williams at the Univ. of Calgary).
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