Great Electronic Computer History Talk

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People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.

— Gregory Maguire.

Figure 1: George Dyson. (Source)

Figure 1: George Dyson, historian. (Source)

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!

Dyson Lecture on Early Electronic Computer History


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