Issue No.03 - July-September (2007 vol.29)
David Anderson , University of Portsmouth
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2007.42
The dominant discourse in the History of Computing holds that the world's first stored-program digital electronic computer--the Manchester "Baby"--was developed under the sole leadership and direction of the Department of Electro-Technics. This biography, which arises out of a detailed re-examination of the historical evidence, challenges the dominant account of the project and re-situates the mathematician M.H.A. Newman as its overall leader.
Newman, Baby, Manchester, SSEM, Kilburn, Williams, Blackett
David Anderson, "Max Newman: Topologist, Codebreaker, and Pioneer of Computing", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.29, no. 3, pp. 76-81, July-September 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.42