Mainframe Limericks... 3827
Mainframe Limericks... 3828
Hunkeler Peter , KIUB 34 multics started about then. lots of early 545 tech sq folklore ... mostly about cp67...
On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:43:07 -0600 in alt.folklore.computers, Anne &
Other claims: Manchester Mark I went into operation in June 1948--becoming the first stored-program computer. Maurice Wilkes, a British scientist at Cambridge University, completed the EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator) in May 1949. Thus, EDSAC became the first stored-program computer in general use (i.e. not a prototype). NPL Pilot ACE working, May 10, 1950 1950: Despite having lost many years of work through the destruction of Berlin, Zuse leases world's first commercial computer (the Z4) to ETHZ, several months before the sale of the first UNIVAC. Feb 1951: The Ferranti Mark 1, the first commercially available computer, is delivered to Thomas Kilburn and Frederic Williams at Manchester University in England. Nine more are sold in the next six years. 15 February 1951: H. R. H. Princess Elizabeth QEII visits Cadby Hall and sees LEO carrying out a simple test programme. 17 April 1951: Demonstrations are given to the Directors showing LEO doing clerical work. First UNIVAC delivered to Census Bureau in 1951. But, a machine called LEO (Lyons Electronic Office) went into action a few months before UNIVAC and became the world's first commercial computer.
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