first generation computer

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first generation computer definition

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A prototype computer based on vacuum tubes and other esoteric technologies. Chronologically, any computer designed before the mid-1950s. Examples include Howard Aiken's Mark 1 (1944), Maunchly and Eckert's ENIAC (1946), and the IAS computer.
(1996-11-22)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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