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  • Computer Age in Israel Turns 50

    By Tom Tugend

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    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 --...