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GNHounsfield.org

A site about Godfrey Hounsfield

This photograph shows Godfrey sitting at the controls of the EMIDEC 1100 . It comes from John Lewis who is on the left with his back to the camera. John says that this was taken in 1964, and that Godfrey was using the computer to work on his next piece of research. “He was a very quiet man who ‘just got on with what he needed to do’; he was very polite to everyone. ... Everyone in the computer department held him in the highest esteem as one of the prime inventors of the world’s all-transistor computers, the EMIDEC 1100.”

Recollections of the development of this computer from Godfrey’s colleague Bob Froggatt have recently been discovered. Bob wrote these in 1987 for John Hendry, whose copy was lost in a fire started by a faulty dishwasher. We recently learnt that a copy had survived with Tony Gandy, and that can be seen by clicking this link, courtesy of those gentlemen and Bob’s son Stephen Froggatt.


Additions about the EMIDEC 1100 computer

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