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aug 1, 1947 - Manchester Mark I Williams-Kilburn tube

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The first high-speed entirely electronic memory was created by Freddie Williams and Tom Kilburn at Manchester University. It was called the Williams-Kilburn tube. The Tube would store bits as dots on the screen and each dot lasted a fraction of a second as the information was constantly being refreshed. A metal pickup plate would read the information and detect a change in electrical charge.

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aug 1, 1947
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~ 71 years ago
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