Replicating the Manchester Baby: motives, methods, and messages from the past

@article{Burton2005ReplicatingTM,
  title={Replicating the Manchester Baby: motives, methods, and messages from the past},
  author={C. Burton},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={44-60}
}
  • C. Burton
  • Published 2005
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
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Also see article by the same author in this issue on the Colossus rebuild
  • Also see article by the same author in this issue on the Colossus rebuild
  • 2000
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