Baby - Mommy of all modern computers turns 60 years !
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/24/2008 07:28 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
The world's first stored-program electronic digital computer successfully executed its first program on 21st June 1948. That program was written by Tom Kilburn who, along with the late F.C. (Freddie) Williams designed and built the machine. It was called the "Small Scale Experimental Machine", but was soon nicknamed the "Baby". It is also sometimes known as the Mark 1 prototype. In modern terms the prototype Baby had a RAM (random access memory) of just 32 locations or