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Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, Frank Hirst at Operating Console, 15 June, 1956 Reg. No: MM 90899 18
- This is one of a series of photographic material in print, negative and/or digital formats covering CSIRAC machine and the people associated with it. The series was acquired from the University of Melbourne in 2003.
- Description Of Content:
- Frank Hirst at operating console (right) with Herald staff reporter Kerry Pearce. Herald-Sun photo 15 June, 1956. Note: this was a publicity photograph. In practice CSIRAC storage capacity at this stage would have been insufficient to hold a program sophisticated enough to play chess. (Note: fold on photo).
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
|Tagged with:||computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac|
|Themes this item is part of:||Computing Departments at the University of Melbourne, a brief history 1956-1996, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection|
|Primary Classification:||COMPUTING & CALCULATING|
|Secondary Classification:||Digital Computing|
|Tertiary Classification:||archival materials|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
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