Issue No.03 - July-September (2005 vol.27)
Christopher P. Burton , The Computer Conservation Society
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2005.42
The University of Manchester's Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), known as the Baby, was rebuilt as a replica to celebrate, in June 1998, the 50th anniversary of the running of the world's first stored program. This article explains the background of the original Baby, and why and how a replica of it was built. The article concludes with some of the lessons learned from the project.
Manchester University, Small-Scale Experimental Machine, Manchester Baby computer, FC Williams, T Kilburn, GC Tootill, replica computer, cathode ray tube storage, CRT memory, first stored program, Mark 1 computer, Computer Conservation Society
Christopher P. Burton, "Replicating the Manchester Baby: Motives, Methods, and Messages from the Past", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.27, no. 3, pp. 44-60, July-September 2005, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2005.42