release dates of early microcomputer operating systems, incl. Intel ISIS
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 11:30:09 CDT 2015
It was converted to being "programmable" in 1948.
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> Subject: Re: release dates of early microcomputer operating systems, incl.
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> > although ENIAC first ran a program it was stored as acoustic waves
> I don't think ENIAC used acoustic delay storage? Perhaps what you're
> thinking of is that in the original ENIAC usage, there was no 'program' as
> now think of that term; the machine had to be configured (via connecting
> computing units with cables) for each separate problem, i.e. more
> 'configurable' than 'programmable' (at least in the Turing machine sense).
> Hence the debate over whether it or the Baby was the first 'computer'.
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