The Manchester Computer: A Revised History Part 2: The Baby Computer

  title={The Manchester Computer: A Revised History Part 2: The Baby Computer},
  author={B. Jack Copeland},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  • B. Copeland
  • Published 2011
  • History, Computer Science
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
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. 
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