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The History of Digital Computers

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This account describes the history of the development of digital computers from the work of Charles Babbge to the earliest electronic stored program computers. It has been prepared for Volume 3 of l'Histoire General 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: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1974

Pages: 38

Report Number: 65

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne