Advent of Computing: Episode 91 - Whirlwind

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Advent of Computing


Episode 91 - Whirlwind​

Whirlwind represents a fascinating story of transition. The project started in the middle of the 1940s as an analog machine. As times changed it became a digital device. By 1951 it was perhaps the fastest computer in the world, filled to the brim with new approaches to design and new technology. It may have even been host to the first video game. Selected Sources: - Report on MIT's storage tubes - An interview with Jay Forrester - Screenshots and info about the Bouncing Ball - Play the Bouncing Ball Program for yourself!

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