Sunday, 19 February 2012

Alan Turing, Father of The Modern Computer

Jack Copeland and Diane Proudfoot's 'Turing, Father of The Modern Computer' in the December 2011 issue of Rutherford Journal:

Introduction: As anyone who can operate a personal computer knows, the way to make the machine perform some desired task is to open the appropriate program stored in the computer's memory. Life was not always so simple. The earliest large-scale electronic digital computers, the British Colossus (1944) and the American ENIAC (1945), did not store programs in memory.

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