One tonne 'Baby' marks its birth

Ray Arachelian ray at
Sat Jun 21 18:09:30 CDT 2008

One tonne 'Baby' marks its birth
By Jonathan Fildes
Science and technology reporter, BBC News

Baby project team
The four remaining members of the Baby team will be honoured in Manchester

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 


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