Two Thousand Words and Two Thousand Ideas-The 650 at Carnegie


Prior to the first commercial drum computers (see Carr and Perlis 1954), only a few universities building computers under defense contracts had access to electronic digital computers. Other equally good commercial drum machines were available, but it was the IBM 650 that opened the tool of digital computation to American universities. A major contributing… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/MAHC.1986.10017