A Virtual Experience on the Very First Italian Computer

  title={A Virtual Experience on the Very First Italian Computer},
  author={Giovanni A. Cignoni and Fabio Gadducci and Stefano Paci},
  journal={Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH)},
  pages={1 - 23}
Despite their temporal proximity, the technologies of the early computers are far from us. Yet, they are part of the history of science and technology, and they deserve to be studied and popularized. Being machines made to run software programs, they should be exhibited running. Unfortunately, old machines still in working condition are extremely rare. Restoring or rebuilding an old computer is a hard, expensive task: the original components are rare, and the technology is forgotten and… Expand
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