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Video: Meet the ultimate computer--UNIVAC!

The finest computational system ever devised by man, Remington Rand presents the UNIVAC. Capable of processing a few thousand digits per second, its giant dynamic mercury memory tanks are surely the greatest technical achievement in the history of electronic difference engines. This newsreel explains it all.

The finest computational system ever devised by man, Remington Rand presents the UNIVAC. Capable of processing a few thousand digits per second, its giant dynamic mercury memory tanks are surely the greatest technical achievement in the history of electronic difference engines. This newsreel explains it all.

(Found via i09)

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