Artifact Details

Title

Computer Pioneers and Pioneer Computers

Catalog Number

102695239

Type

Moving image

Date

1996

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Duration

01:47:00

Format

Betacam SP

Description

Gordon Bell hosts this two-part program on the evolution of electronic computing from its pre-WWII origins through the development of the first commercial computers. His narration trraces the development of the stored program computer architecture which remains the foundation of today's computers. View Part 1 online at http://www.youtube.com/computerhistory#p/u/55/qundvme1Tik View Part 2 online at http://www.youtube.com/computerhistory#p/u/53/wsirYCAocZk

In part one, the builders of the first five machines (the Bell Labs Model 1, the Zuse Z1-3, the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, the Harvard Mark1, and the SSEC, tell their stories.

In part one, the builders of the first five machines, the Bell Labs Model 1, the Zuse Z1-3, the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, the Harvard , and the SSEC) tell their stories. Part two focuses on the ENIAC, and the three lines of machines descending from it: the Eckert-Mauchly EDVAC, BINAC and UNIVAC; Maurice Wilkes+ EDSAC ; and John Von Neumann+s IAS machines and their clones, the ILLIAC, MANIAC.

Credit

Gift of Gordon Bell

Lot Number

X3169.2005