But in 1936, when engineers thought in terms of building different machines for different purposes, Turing's concept was revolutionary.
By the end of 1945, thanks to wartime developments in digital electronics, groups in Britain and in the United States had embarked on creating a universal Turing machine in hardware.
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In the United States the Hungarian-American mathematician John von Neumann shared Turing's dream of building a universal stored-program computing machine.
Von Neumann had learned of the universal Turing machine before the war—he and Turing came to know each other during 1936-1938, when both were at Princeton University.
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Station Bio- WTOG-TV first began operations on November 4, 1968, broadcasting on UHF channel 44.Turing's employers, on the other hand, thought the ACE would be Britain's national computer: a single machine that could satisfy the computing needs of 'the whole country'. Woolly-minded administrators wasted the brilliant technological achievements of Turing and his group.There is a happy ending—but by that time Turing had turned his back on the ACE forever.Turing's abstract 'universal computing machine' of 1936, soon known simply as the universal Turing machine, consists of a limitless memory, in which both data and instructions are stored, and a scanner that moves back and forth through the memory, symbol by symbol, reading what it finds and writing further symbols.2 By inserting different programs into the memory, the machine is made to carry out different computations.It was a fabulous idea—a single machine of fixed structure which, by making use of coded instructions stored in memory, could change itself, chameleon-like, from a machine dedicated to one task into a machine dedicated to a quite different one.Turing showed that his universal machine is able to accomplish any task that can be carried out by means of a rote method (hence the characterization 'universal').