Artifact Details

Title

The EDSAC Film, Presented by Professor Maurice Wilkes

Catalog Number

102651564

Type

Moving image

Publisher

Cambridge University, Mathematical Laboratory

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number VT 314

Duration

00:10:00

Format

VHS

Description

This film contains footage of the first film showing the operation of a stored-program computer (a 1950 demonstration of the EDSAC, filmed for the first Joint Computer Conference in Philadelphia, PA, which was held in 1951). This 1970s version includes an introduction by Professor Maurice Wilkes, filmed in approximately 1971.