Computer History - 1949
Major computer events in 1949
The Manchester Mark 1 becomes operational in April of 1949. The Harvard-MARK III, the first of the MARK machines to use an internally stored program and indirect addressing, goes into operations again under the direction of Howard Aiken.
Other computer events in 1949
Claude Shannon builds the first machine that plays chess at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The first atomic clock was built in 1949 at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards.
The concept of a computer program capable of reproducing itself was first mentioned by John von Neumann in his 1949 "Theory of self-reproducing automata" essay.
Popular Mechanics predicts: "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
The small-scale electronic machine (SSEM) is fully operational at Manchester University.
New computer products and services introduced in 1949
The EDSAC performs its first calculation on May 6, 1949.
The Australian computer CSIRAC is first ran.
Computer companies founded in 1949
Tally is founded.
Computer pioneers born in 1949
Robert Cohn is born in April 1949
John Thomson is born April 24, 1949
Howard Cunningham is born May 26, 1949
Bob Wallace is born May 29, 1949
Robert Frankston is born June 14, 1949
Alain Glavieux is born July 4, 1949
John Chambers is born August 23, 1949
John Markoff is born October 24, 1949
Barry Lam is born in 1949
David Bradley is born in 1949
Mike Berlyn is born in 1949
Paul Ceruzzi is born in 1949
Computer pioneer deaths in 1949
James Bryce passes away in 1949 (Age: 69)