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33221Re: [midatlanticretro] Neat historical story -- ENIAC once had a fire!

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  • Bob Schwier
    Nov 15, 2013
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      On Fri, Nov 15, 2013
      at 12:57 AM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...>
      wrote:

      MARCHins,



      Check this out. It's a document found in the Moore
      School archives about

      ENIAC. Shortly before ENIAC was moved to Aberdeen, Maryland,
      in the fall

      of 1946, one of the panels in a function table caught on
      fire! Here is a

      screen capture of a memo detailing what happened:



      http://www.snarc.net/eniac-fire.jpg


      so they're the first to win
      the Smoke Award ??
      ;)


      Ask the British about the development of Colossus in that regard.
      bs
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