BBC documentary history of computers part 3

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The BBC broadcasted in 1991 the serie 'The dream machine'. In 1948 things looked hopeless for Eckert--Mauchly Computer Corporation, but help came from Harry L. Straus, vice president of the American Totalisator Company. who bought a 41% interest in the company. Unfortunately, this prosperity was short lived as Mr. Straus died in a plane crash in october 1949. After that, EMCC was forced to sell out to Remington Rand Inc. Under Remington Rand the first Univac was delivered to the US Census bureau. Amazing to hear from Thomas J. Watson Jnr. that Remington Rand's competitor IBM was first not interested to develop computers but was kind of forced to do it...

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