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Electromechanical relays still have much to offer

Large scale digital logic began not with the vacuum tube but the electromechanical relay. Although vacuum tubes were available at the time – and were used on competing machines – Konrad Zuse chose to build the first operational programmable computer in Berlin using electromagnetic relays, rather than tubes, because he considered them to be more reliable when used in bulk.

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