Issue No. 02 - April-June (2003 vol. 25)
George T. Gray , Georgia Technology Authority
Ronald Q. Smith , Unisys
<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.