An interview with Maurice Wilkes

David Anderson

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Presented here are excerpts from an interview with Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes, the developer of the Electronic Display Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC), microprogramming, symbolic labels, macros, and subroutine libraries. Wilkes, the 1967 ACM A.M Turing Award recipient and winner of the ACM lifetime membership award, is a former member of Olivecti's Research Strategy Board and an emeritus professor at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in the U.K. David P. Anderson, Principal Lecturer in the History of Computing at the School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth, U.K., conducted the interview with Wilkes, 96, earlier this year.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


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