From: Christian Liendo <christian_liendo at yahoo.com>
EDSAC?was Cambridge University?s first computer. Designed in the
early years after the Second World War in 1947, construction of the
machine was completed in 1949. It operated for almost 10 years, and
was the first general purpose computer built for other people to
use, to solve real problems.
The?EDSAC Replica project?aims to rebuild an authentic replica, and
on Wednesday, which was the centenary of the birth of?Sir Maurice
Wilkies, widely regarded as the father of British computing, they
have?unveiled the first working parts?of the restored machine.
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