The History of Digital Computers (1976)

Author(s): Randell B

    Abstract: This account describes the history of the development of digital computers, from the work of Charles Babbage to the earliest electronic stored program computers, It has been prepared for Volume 3 of "l'Histoire Générale des Techniques," and is in the main based on the introductory text written by the author for the book "The Origins of Digital Computers: Selected Papers" (Springer Verlag, 1973)

      • Journal: Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
      • Volume: 12
      • Issue: 11-12
      • Pages: 335-346
      • Publisher: Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published

        Keywords: computer history stored-program


        Professor Brian Randell
        Emeritus Professor, and Senior Research Investigator