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Maurice Wilkes Introduces Microprogamming (July 9 – July 12, 1951)


From July 9-12, 1951 the second English electronic computer conference was held at the University of Manchester to inaugurate the first Ferranti Mark 1. There Maurice Wilkes introduced the term microprogramming, referring to the design of control circuits. The idea was not widely accepted until the following decade. (See Reading 8.8.)