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The History of Digital Computers

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian RandellORCiD



This account describes the history of the development of digital computers, from the work of Charles Babbage to the earliest electronic stored program computers, It has been prepared for Volume 3 of "l'Histoire Générale des Techniques," and is in the main based on the introductory text written by the author for the book "The Origins of Digital Computers: Selected Papers" (Springer Verlag, 1973)

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Author(s): Randell B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Year: 1976

Volume: 12

Issue: 11-12

Pages: 335-346

Date deposited: 07/12/2011

ISSN (print): 0950-5628

Publisher: Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications