View source for Archives:The Computer Pioneers: The TX-0 ← Archives:The Computer Pioneers: The TX-0 You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: You are not allowed to execute the action you have requested. You can view and copy the source of this page. <p>The Computer Pioneers was originally intended to be a documentary examining the history of the development of computers produced by Richard Solomon in association with MIT. This segment of the unfinished documentary discusses the development of the TX-0 computer.</p> <p>The TX-0 computer was built in 1955 and made operational in 1956. It was, in essence, a transistorized version of MITs [http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Archives:Computer_Pioneers:_The_Whirlwind_Computer Whirlwind computer], although it was much smaller and slightly faster than the Whirlwind. Almost immediately after completion, MIT turned to working on the TX-1. The TX-1 proved to be problematic and focus turned to the TX-2. Due to the high cost of materials at the time, much of the memory in the TX-0 was taken out to use in the TX-2 design. The TX-0 was then given to MITs Research Laboratory of Electronics where it would become an important part of what would become the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab. The TX-0 was used to develop many advances in computing, including the areas of speech and handwriting recognition as well as the tools necessary to use them.</p> <p>This footage was shot on November 13, 1983, none of the participants are identified in the video.</p> <p>Development of the TX-0 at MIT - November 13, 1983, participants unknown.</p> <p><flvplayer>11.13.1983_TX0_Computer,_Marlboro_MA_Digital_Museum.flv|480|320</flvplayer> </p> Return to Archives:The Computer Pioneers: The TX-0. Retrieved from "http://ethw.org/Archives:The_Computer_Pioneers:_The_TX-0"