Computer Dictionary/Mark 1

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(Or "Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator") A

first generation computer developed in 1944 by [[Computer Dictionary/Howard Aiken|Howard Aiken]] of Harvard University. The Mark 1 is seen as the first full-sized digital computer. It weighed 5 tons, had 500 miles of wiring, was used only for numeric calculations, and took three seconds to carry out one multiplication.

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