[TUHS] Happy birthday, John von Neumann!

Nemo Nusquam cym224 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 08:26:19 AEST 2017


On 12/27/17 17:10, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> We gained John von Neumann on this day in 1903, and if you haven't 
> heard of him then you are barely human...  As computer science goes, 
> he's right up there with Alan Turing.  There is speculation that he 
> knew of Babbage's work; see 
> https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/10828/the-relation-between-babbage-and-von-neumann 
> .
Coincidentally, I ran across my copy of Goldstine, "The computer from 
Pascal to von Neumann", as I was cleaning up, and plan to reread in the 
coming weeks.  Short of checking the references in von Neumann's  
papers, I would think something would in there.

N.




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