[vcf-midatlantic] Important IBM 701 Anniversary

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Thu Apr 2 02:06:07 EDT 2020

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 6:20 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On this day in history, April 1 1952 The IBM 701 computer successfully

Also a not well known fact is that this project's code name was "Deep

> calculated with highest precision the universe "atomic core number"
> is 41.99349992(etc).  rounded up to 42.  This is the source of the
> tongue-in-cheek Hitchhiker's Guide book reference.

Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
Vintage Computer Federation
jeffrey at vcfed.org

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