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- A Person Depicted Highett, Australia
Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, Bill Davern, 1960 Reg. No: MM 90899 128
- 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.
Beside Bill Davern's right hand can be seen a leather eyelet punch, which was used to insert holes that were missing if a mistake was discovered after the tape had been punched out on a paper tape punch. This device was replaced by a manual punch, which allowed a person to position the tape more accurately.
- Description Of Content:
- CSIRO Division of Building Research staff member (Bill Davern) sitting at the off line program and data preparation area, which was not connected to CSIRAC computer, 1958.
- 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|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Australia, 1960|
|Person Depicted:||Mr Bill Davern - Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Division of Building Research, Highett, Victoria, Australia, 1960|
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