Monday, June 23, 2008

One tonne 'Baby' marks its birth

BBC NEWS reports: "Sixty years ago the 'modern computer' was born in a lab in Manchester.

The Small Scale Experimental Machine, or 'Baby', was the first to contain memory which could store a program.

The room-sized computer's ability to carry out different tasks - without having to be rebuilt - has led some to describe it as the 'first modern PC'."

You might say we have come a long way. Check out the video on the page to see how far.

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