Early British Computers: The Story of Vintage Computers and the People who Built Them

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Manchester University Press, 1980 - Computers - 139 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Computing in the 1930s
4
The second world war
8
The technology of early computers
13
The ACE the British national computer
23
The Cambridge EDSAC
31
The Manchester Mark I
36
The NPL Pilot ACE
44
Leo and English Electric
68
Ferranti Ltd ICT and ICL
78
Programming an early computer
87
Meanwhile in America
98
The National Research Development Corporation
102
the plain mans guide to computer terminology
106
technical specification of 15 early British computers
114
technical specification of 9 early American computers
120

Transistor computers
48
Defence computers
53
Elliott Brothers
57
Pioneering small computers
62
Bibliography and references
126
Acknowledgements and picture credits
131
Index
133
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