In addition, it included a digital signal processor for sound output, giving CD-quality sound output with effects processing. The cube was somewhat rare for the era in that it lacked both a floppy disk drive and a hard disk drive, although the latter was available as an optional extra. This stored 256MB of data on a removable disk – a huge amount in an era when 40MB hard drives were common. The idea gentoo-wiki.org behind this was that users would store all of their data on a disk and be able to use it on any machine. These operations were very simple, and supporting them in the first generation machines involved wiring them up to perform the task. In June 1948, the Manchester Baby changed this by storing its programs in the same way that it stored data, allowing it to be reprogrammed without being rewired.
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