|Welcome to the homepage of the Manchester Mark I emulator by David Link!|
The emulator currently runs Christopher Strachey's "Loveletters" program from 1952 in its original form.
The Mark 1's forerunner was the "baby" machine that executed its first program in June, 1948. Then, the Manchester Mark I prototype was built and used from April 1949 to August 1950. In February, 1951, it was replaced by the industrially manufactured Ferranti Mark I that actually ran the loveletter program. More information on its history can be found here.
>>> Information on the Resurrection project (Premiere 30 April 2009) ::: LoveLetters_1.0
My article on the subject appeared inVariantology 2. On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies, eds. Siegfried Zielinski, and David Link (Cologne: König, 2006).
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