[TUHS] Happy birthday, John von Neumann!

Ian Zimmerman itz at very.loosely.org
Thu Dec 28 12:10:35 AEST 2017


On 2017-12-28 09:10, 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

And those like me who are Masters Of No Trade know that he started as a
pure maths person, inventing the encoding of ordered pairs and ordinal
numbers in formalized set theory.

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