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December 8, 2008

Big Baby Computer

Filed under: Gadgets and Tech — @ 5:39 PM
small scale experimental machine

Technology has changed considerably over the last 60 years, this year saw the 60th Birthday of the modern computer. The first computer to contain memory, so it could be programmed, weighed over 1 tonne and was nicknamed Baby.

This was truly the first modern computer due to it’s flexibility which is still a mainstay of the personal computer today. While we also have many hard coded processors in regular use these aren’t really considered to be computers anymore. Thankfully the modern day PC is now much smaller, and faster, than this early model. It’s really staggering to see how much change has occurred over the last half century though.

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