Issue No. 03 - July-September (2007 vol. 29)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2007.42
David Anderson , University of Portsmouth
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
D. Anderson, "Max Newman: Topologist, Codebreaker, and Pioneer of Computing," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 29, no. , pp. 76-81, 2007.