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The 1947 “The Laws Of Cricket” Booklet, Published 1952 By The MCC For 1 Shilling.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.


My daughter found this buried in one of our many bookshelves. Easy to get lost. It is TINY; 4″x5.4″ & just 30-pages. So, it is incredibly thin.

Cute. My name, written rather shakily, cracks me up. I think this was when I was about 8. That would mean I got this sometime around 1961. Somebody must have got it for I.

1 Shilling in the U.K. No idea what it cost in Ceylon. It was sold by “Diana & Co. Ltd.” in Colombo. WOW. I just looked it up. They became “Cargills“!

I do not recall any other books that were STAMPED with the name of a shop. Strange. Kind of defacing it. Maybe this was their shop copy!

I knew a new Code of Cricket had come out ‘recently’. I had to go check. So, that was 2017.

Wow. Not many since 1788.

I am glad I have this cute little booklet.


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by Anura Guruge


 

ENIAC, A Landmark Early Digital Computer, Was Unveiled 71 Years Ago — On February 15, 1946.

by Anura Guruge


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The ENIAC powered by vacuum tubes.


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Click to ENLARGE from view here. From Wikipedia at: “History_of_computing_hardware”

You can see where the ENIAC came in.

It wasn’t a ‘first’ per se, but it was very influential. Note that it was a decimal computer. Aaaaahhh!


IF you have never heard of the ENIAC there is not much point waxing lyrical about it to you, other than just pointing out that it was rather significant in the early history of digital computers.

Those that know of the ENIAC will, of course, savor the significance.

The Wikipedia entry for the ENIAC is a good place to start.

71 years ago. That is not that long. 8 years before I was born. There are, of course, MANY who were alive, and even adults, at the time.

Computers aren’t that old.

Some of you may have heard of UNIVAC the company. UNIVAC got its name from a computer that was a successor to the ENIAC.


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by Anura Guruge