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June 5, 1969: HEC cuts the cost of cost of commercial computing Part 1

Source:  TNMOC

Just as Cambridge, Manchester and the NPL sired Leo, the Ferranti Machines and Deuce respectively, so London’s Birbeck College sired the HEC – Hollerith’s Electronic Computer range produced by the British Tabulating Machine Co.

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