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).

There Must Be an Angel. On the Beginnings of the Arithmetics of Rays, in: Variantology 2. On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies, eds. Siegfried Zielinski, and David Link (Cologne: König, 2006): 15-42. (HTML) EN

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DEAR SWEETHEART
        YOU ARE MY UNSATISFIED INFATUATION. MY TENDER DESIRE AFFECTIONATELY YEARNS FOR YOUR AFFECTION. MY ARDOUR BURNINGLY HOLDS DEAR YOUR LIKING. YOU ARE MY DARLING HEART. MY FONDNESS BEAUTIFULLY LUSTS FOR YOUR FANCY.
                                YOURS BREATHLESSLY
                                           M. U. C.