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Mercury Autocode

Autocode for the Ferranti Mercury machine.

 


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mercury delay line

<storage, history> An archaic first-in first-out fixed time period data storage device using acoustic transducers to transmit data as waves in a trough or tube of mercury.

EDSAC (Cambridge) and UNIVAC I used delay lines.

(2002-06-12)

 


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