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21/06/1966 First computer with a memory runs a program


Manchester Baby and the birth of Computer Memory


Manchester Baby Computer


The Baby, World's First Computer with an electric memory


George Dyson: The birth of the computer

The device was called Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM). It was built at the Victoria University of Manchester by Frederic C. Williams, Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill. SSEM contained all the elements essential to a modern electronic computer. Its first program was designed to find the highest proper factor of 218.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Williams–Kilburn tube 

    • Genesis of the project 

    • Development and design 

    • Programming 

    • Later developments