By Simon Lavington
The Elliott-Automation corporation used to be an energetic player within the beginning of the data age in Britain. through 1961, the corporate was once delivering 50% of the electronic desktops brought to united kingdom shoppers in that yr. but via the tip of that decade, Elliott-Automation had successfully disappeared in a flurry of takeovers, leaving little obvious hint of the technical excellence that had as soon as characterized the identify Elliott.
Moving ambitions charts the slow take-up of data know-how in Britain, as obvious throughout the eyes of 1 cutting edge corporation. The e-book examines how the sunrise of the electronic laptop age in Britain happened at a variety of occasions for various purposes, from early government-sponsored paintings on mystery defence tasks, to the expansion of the marketplace for Elliott pcs for civil applications.
Topics and features:
* Charts the institution of Elliott’s Borehamwood examine Laboratories in 1946, and the jobs performed through John Coales and Leon Bagrit in reviving an in poor health company
* Examines early Elliott electronic pcs designed for categorized army purposes and for GCHQ, equivalent to the Elliott 152, 153 and OEDIPUS
* Describes the analogue pcs built by means of Elliott-Automation, together with the large TRIDAC
* reports the improvement of the 1st advertisement Elliott desktops, the expansion of purposes in commercial automation, and the contest provided via rival brands in Britain
* incorporates a heritage of airborne pcs as much as 1988, written by way of a former director of Elliott Flight Automation
* Discusses the evolution of machine architectures and structures software program for the Elliott 800, 900 and 4100 sequence computers
* Investigates the mergers, takeovers and eventual closure of the Borehamwood laboratories, and the dying of Elliott-Automation and its successors, ICL and GEC
This distinctive textual content can be of significant curiosity to historians of know-how and company, and also will attract the final reader focused on the emergence of electronic computing in Britain and the paintings of the formerly unsung desktop pioneers of the Elliott-Automation laboratories at Borehamwood.
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