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A brief history of STL

LEO and its early attempt to use Magnetic Tape

The LEO design team attempted to use Magnetic Tape in its early design and worked with Standard Telephone and Cables to provide the required capability.  Ernest Lenaerts reports in his diaries on the failure of the venture.

Standard Telephone and Cables' own account of their collaboration with J. Lyons is provided in the article, including the failure of the magnetic tape facility to meet LEO’s reliability standards, and STC’s own venture into building computers resulting in the launch of the STANTEC ZEBRA, an early stored program computer, which for a limited time was successfully exported.

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH67776. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

A brief history of STL

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