Vice President, Rational Complex & Embedded Systems
On this day, 65 years ago, the first stored program was executed. It was done in a form of RAM that was only 128 bytes on a prototype machine that weighed 5 tons. I am sure they had no idea what we would be doing with applications and software only 65 years later. In that time, the world of software reflects one of the most incredible periods of technology evolution. Today, software has become the core differentiator for products in every industry. And, this milestone, in Manchester, UK, reminds us how far it has come.