Road Names

What's behind the road names in Oakgrove?

Road Name Description
Abacus Drive
MK10 9SQ
Abacus, another name for a counting frame.
Ada Walk
MK10 9RX
Ada Lovelace.
Ada, the programming language.
Aiken Grange
MK10 9UA
Howard H. Aiken designer of IBM's Harvard Mark I computer.
Altair Road
MK10 9SR
Altair 8800 microcomputer, designed 1974.
Atlas Way
MK10 9SG
University of Manchester Atlas Computer.
Babbage Gate
MK10 9SU
Charles Babbage, inventor of the digital programmable computer.
Bardeen Close
MK10 9TG
John Bardeen, co-inventor in 1947 of the transistor.
Berry Grove
MK10 9UT
Clifford Berry helped create the first digital electronic computer in 1939.
Capek Road
MK10 9TQ
Karel ńĆapek, science fiction writer.
Cyber Avenue
MK10 9TY
Cyber, computers, information technology, and virtual reality.
Doppler Grove
MK10 9UW
Christian Doppler. Mathematician and physicist. He is celebrated for his principle, known as the Doppler Effect, that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer.
Echo Way
MK10 9TX
In telecommunications, echo is the display of local data.
Eclipse Avenue
MK10 9TJ
Data General Eclipse 16-bit minicomputers sold between 1974 and 1988.
Fensome Place
MK10 9UH
Harry Fensom worked with Tommy Flowers at Bletchley Park on Colossus.
Ferranti Place
MK10 9TD
Ferranti Mark 1, also known as the Manchester Electronic Computer.
Flowers Mews
MK10 9UP
Tommy Flowers designed and built Colossus during World War II.
Forrester Walk
MK10 9TN
Jay Wright Forrester inventor of magnetic core memory.
Gambit Ave
MK10 9UB
MK10 9UD
Gambit, a chess playing computer program.
Ginsberg Crescent
MK10 9SS
Seymour Ginsburg, pioneer of automata, formal language, database theory and computer science.
Hanson Ave
MK10 9TB
David R. Hanson, an engineer working in programming languages, compilers and software tools.
Harvard Way
MK10 9TF
Harvard Mark I - a general purpose electromechanical computer that was used in the war effort during World War II.
Hollerith Close
MK10 9UY
Herman Hollerith inventor and statistician who developed an electromechanical tabulating machine for punched cards.
Kernal Close
MK10 9ST
Kernal is the name of the operating system core in Commodore's 8-bit home computers.
Larson Close
MK10 9TE
Paul Larson is a computer scientist, inventor of the linear hashing algorithm.
Laverde Walk
MK10 9TL
Alberto Vejarano Laverde constructed an external heart pacemaker.
Marconi Close
MK10 9TH
Guglielmo Marconi is credited as the inventor of radio.
Pascal Mews
MK10 9UL
Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian.
Pascal is an imperative and procedural programming language, designed by Niklaus Wirth as a small, efficient language intended to encourage good programming practices.
Pixel Way
MK10 9TS
A pixel is the smallest addressable element on a display.
Robinson Row
MK10 9UJ
Heath Robinson was a machine used by British codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War II.
The Newmanry
MK10 9TT
The Newmanry was a section at Bletchley Park during World War II.
Titan Terrace
MK10 9UN
Titan was the prototype of the Atlas 2 computer developed by Ferranti and the University of Cambridge.
Vector Way
MK10 9TR
Vector graphics are computer images that are defined by 2D points.
Wizard Way
MK10 9TU
A software wizard is a program that presents a user with a sequence of well-defined steps.

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