The Computer Science Conference (CSC) attendees in Louisville, Kentucky were privileged to inspect a recently renovated UNIVAC I.
The UNIVAC I was manufactured circa 1950 and marked the beginning of commercial computing.
The California State Assembly today honored Unisys Corporation on the 50th Anniversary of the company's introduction of UNIVAC I, the nation's first mass-produced commercial computer, which opened the "Computer Age" and ignited the high tech industry so important to California's economy.
5, on Information Technology and Transportation; and Assembly Member Manny Diaz, 23rd Assembly District and Chair of the Assembly Information Technology Subcommittee of the Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy; commends Unisys for "making the very first mass-produced computer, UNIVAC I, opening a whole new world of possibilities.
Mauchly started a company which had the goal of producing computers to be offered for sale in the commercial marketplace," and "after many years of struggle, they produced the UNIVAC I computer which was delivered to its first customer, the United States Census Bureau, in 1951.
Unisys Corporation today issued a public apology for the many human inconveniences resulting from its invention of UNIVAC I, the world's first commercial computer, introduced on June 14, 1951.
In 1952, UNIVAC I gained widespread public attention when it correctly predicted the Eisenhower landslide in the US Presidential election.
SIDEBAR: FACTS ABOUT UNIVAC I, COMPARISONS TO TODAY'S STATE-OF-THE ART TECHNOLOGY