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Issue No. 01 - January-March (2011 vol. 33)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 22-37
B. Jack Copeland , University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand
<p>The logical design of the 1948 Manchester Baby was virtually identical to a 1946 Princeton design. However, thanks to F.C. Williams' and Tom Kilburn's groundbreaking cathode ray tube (CRT) memory and their innovative engineering, the universal electronic digital computer made its world debut in Manchester. This article reassesses the place of Williams and Kilburn in the history of computing.</p>
Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), Bletchley Park, Colossus, Manchester Baby Computer, Manchester Mark I Computer, Moore School, Princeton Computer, Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory, Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE), Turing-Wilkinson Lecture Series, Williams tube (cathode ray tube memory), J.P. Eckert, I.J. Good, T. Kilburn, R.A. McConnell, M.H.A. Newman, A.M. Turing, J. von Neumann, F.C. Williams.
B. Jack Copeland, "The Manchester Computer: A Revised History Part 2: The Baby Computer", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. , pp. 22-37, January-March 2011, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2010.2
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