11
/
en
AIzaSyCYaC8UkdPkQKLFUmpasLV5eC3M802CrcA
45551
4005
1

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

Description:

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.

Added to timeline:

4 months ago
0
0
116
computer history

Date:

aug 1, 1947
Now
~ 70 years ago
FeedbackPremiumAboutTermsPrivacy