UNIVAC 1 computer system

UNIVAC 1 computer system
Title:
UNIVAC 1 computer system
Date:
1953 ca.
Accession:
102645278
Description:
The Univac I delivered to the U.S. Census Bureau was the first commercial computer to attract widespread public attention mainly on the strength of its televised prediction of the 1952 Presidential election. As a result, the word "Univac" was often used interchangeably for "computer." It also stimulated the popular imagination about the possibility of building "giant brains" or machines that could "think."
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