[TUHS] Happy birthday, John von Neumann!

Lawrence Stewart stewart at serissa.com
Thu Dec 28 09:38:27 AEST 2017


I would recommend https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/3972 <https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/3972>
which is the Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument, which describes the IAS machine.

> On 2017, Dec 27, at 5:10 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> 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 .
> 
> -- 
> Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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