The modern computer age began 70 years ago today

Editorial The modern computer age began 70 years ago today


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The modern computer age began 70 years ago today - Manchester Baby, the first stored-program computer, ran its first programme on this day in 1948

It's difficult to imagine life without computers, and weirder still to imagine that the first computers were being tested just 20 years after sliced bread became available. On this day in 1948, at around 11am, the Manchester Baby ran its first programme. It took 52 minutes to complete the task, during which time it performed 3.5 million calculations.


The Manchester Baby, also known as the Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), was the...
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Wow, that's really interesting. Nice to see that we got there before the Americans. ;)

Bet you can't read this article anywhere in the US. ;) :D
 
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They did invent sliced bread, so I'll give them that ;)
 

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