Category Archives: History of Computing Machinery

This category encompasses posts most related to the evolution of computational machinery over the ages.

World’s Oldest Working Digital Computer

WITCH was first designed in 1941, and became operational in 1951. This article discusses the three-year restoration project at The National Museum of Computing to bring back WITCH. http://www.tnmoc.org/news/news-releases/worlds-oldest-original-working-digital-computer

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What is Virtual Box? You want this.

Few pieces of software excite me with possibilities as Virtual Box. It offers many potential uses – especially for students, recipients, and counselors of The Computer Merit Badge. Virtual Box is a cross-platform program that will let you run multiple … Continue reading

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Burroughs Large Systems

The Burroughs line of computers, first introduced in 1961 and is considered the first of the “3rd generation” systems [1].  This generation of systems is hallmarked by the use of integrated circuits, peripheral interfaces (keyboards, monitors), and their support for … Continue reading

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