The Information Age

Mary Allen Wilkes – First Home Computer User

Mary Allen Wilkes is known to be the first to use a home computer which she had built herself in 1965. She was able to do this through her work on the LINC (Laboratory Instrument Computer), the first mini-computer development at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory.

For other milestones in “computor” development, see:

  1. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/19/charles-babbage-and-the-analytical-engine/
  2. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/19/ada-lovelace-first-computer-programmer/
  3.  http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/21/first-computer/
  4. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/18/computer-is-times-machine-of-the-year/

 

 

Source: “Mary Allen Wilkes,” Women in the History of Computing Technology, http://www.cssu-bg.org/WomeninCS/mary%20allen_wilkes.php (accessed September 17, 2011).

Image Source: “Mary Allen Wilkes,” American University in Bulgaria, http://www.cssu-bg.org/WomeninCS/Pictures/mary_allen_wilkes_2.jpg (accessed December 13, 2011).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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