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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2003 vol. 25)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 50-61
George T. Gray , Georgia Technology Authority
<p>Like many companies entering the computer industry, Burroughs began by working on US government contracts. Once sufficient expertise had been gained, the company entered the general-purpose computer market. The Datatron computer, obtained through the ElectroData Corporation acquisition, was a modest success in the late 1950s; however, pioneering work on transistor computers for military contracts was not immediately transferred to the commercial marketplace.</p>

R. Q. Smith and G. T. Gray, "Before the B5000: Burroughs Computers, 1951-1963," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 25, no. , pp. 50-61, 2003.
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