Daily Archives: 5-May-2012

Great Electronic Computer History Talk

I just watched a great lecture by George Dyson on the early days (WWII era) of computer development and some of you may be interested in this topic as well. Dyson shares many stories about the legendary names in computer science: von Neumann, Turing, Eckert, etc. Dyson also had a special guest speaker at his lecture, Akrevoe Emmanouilides, who was a secretary working on the team developing MANIAC, an early computer. She is great! Continue reading

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