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Moving Targets : Elliott-Automation and the Dawn of the Computer Age in Britain, 1947 - 67, Hardback Book

Moving Targets : Elliott-Automation and the Dawn of the Computer Age in Britain, 1947 - 67 Hardback

Part of the History of Computing series

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This book charts the take-up of IT in Britain, as seen through the eyes of one company.

It examines how the dawn of the digital computer age in Britain took place for different applications, from early government-sponsored work on secret defence projects, to the growth of the market for Elliott computers for civil applications.

Features: charts the establishment of Elliott's Borehamwood Research Laboratories, and the roles played by John Coales and Leon Bagrit; examines early Elliott digital computers designed for classified military applications and for GCHQ; describes the analogue computers developed by Elliott-Automation; reviews the development of the first commercial Elliot computers and the growth of applications in industrial automation; includes a history of airborne computers by a former director of Elliott Flight Automation; discusses the computer architectures and systems software for Elliott computers; investigates the mergers, takeovers and eventual closure of the Borehamwood laboratories.

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