|About the Book|
The innovative, British-designed computers named Pegasus first appeared in 1956 and enjoyed long and successful careers. This book discusses the origins of the Pegasus project from wartime know-how through to the involvement of Ferranti Ltd, giving tribute to the remarkable achievements of the individual designers. The book also details the technical aspects of Pegasus from an engineering and programming perspective, as well as comparing its performance with other contemporary designs and modern PCs. The role of Pegasus in the marketplace, and its influence on the UK and international computer industry of the 1960s and 1970s are considered. This book will be of interest to all those keen to learn more about one of the most influential computer artefacts in the history of the British information revolution.