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  • Who: Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine

  • What: First computer to store its program internally

  • Where: United Kingdom

The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, known as ‘Baby’, was built at Manchester University, UK, and ran its first program in 1948. It was the first computer to store its program internally, rather than on an external medium such as punched cards.

 

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