Saturday June 22, 2013

Happy 65th Anniversary to Computer Software

Friday marked the 65th anniversary of the first use of random access memory to run a stored program. Prior to the testing of ‘Baby’ as the computer was called, all programs were recalled by using mechanical means or paper tape. ‘Baby’ had an astounding storage capacity of 1024 bits. We’ve come a long way, ‘Baby’. big grin

The system wasn’t developed to be a full scale computational tool but, was rather a proof of concept system in a bid to show that new form of memory was reliable.