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Computer Age in Israel Turns 50


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/computer_age_in_israel_turns_50_20041203

When young Princeton engineer Jerry Estrin arrived in Haifa on a slow immigrant boat in late 1953 to build the Middle East's first computer, he faced just two problems: There were no parts or tools, from vacuum tubes to soldering irons, available in Israel, and there was no staff -- trained or otherwise.

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