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Were vacuum tube computers made of logic gates?

There were a lot of variations of vacuum tube computers. The idea of carrying out computations electronically was new, and the folks hadn't quite nailed down the mathematics of it, never mind having ...
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Were vacuum tube computers made of logic gates?

Here is one of the early papers. The early computer designers didn't think in "logic gate" terms. The basic flip flop was cross-coupled inverters clocked from the cathodes. There was much ...
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Were vacuum tube computers made of logic gates?

Electronic logic devices need to have controllable switches to construct gates. Vacuum tube based digital computers are no different. When used to make logic, tubes work something like FETs: they’re ...
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