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  ENIAC in action: making and remaking the modern computer
Haigh T., Priestley M., Rope C.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 360 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262033-98-5), Reviews: (4 of 4)

The history of the first Monte Carlo computer simulations was what got me interested in this book in the first place. Once I started reading it, I discovered how little I knew of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) besides a f...

Sep 14 2016
  ENIAC in action: making and remaking the modern computer
Haigh T., Priestley M., Rope C.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 360 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262033-98-5), Reviews: (3 of 4)

In this volume, the actions surrounding ENIAC are important in understanding the making and remaking of the modern computer. As such, this is not simply a history per se but it features the circumstances, personalities, and ways in which this earl...

Jul 28 2016
  ENIAC in action: making and remaking the modern computer
Haigh T., Priestley M., Rope C.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 360 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262033-98-5), Reviews: (2 of 4)

Who invented the digital computer? When I was in school, there was a simple answer: the computer was invented by Eckert and Mauchly, the creators of ENIAC. Lawsuits and scholarship have cast a shadow over this simple answer. Should Turing’s ...

Jun 29 2016
  ENIAC in action: making and remaking the modern computer
Haigh T., Priestley M., Rope C.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 360 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262033-98-5), Reviews: (1 of 4)

If you have ever wondered why a central processing unit’s (CPU’s) register is called an accumulator, consider ENIAC’s 20 accumulators. Each (rack-sized) one could store eight decimal digits. Working similarly to a car’s mec...

May 25 2016
   Colossus: the secrets of Bletchley Park’s code-breaking computers
Copeland B.,  Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, NY, 2010. 480 pp. Type: Book (978-0-199578-14-6)

Whether avoiding U-boat wolf packs in the North Atlantic or knowing Hitler’s response to the Allied landing at Normandy, the Allies were able to preempt the actions of the enemy because they had broken Germany’s secret military codes. ...

Jan 20 2011
  Advent of electronic digital computing
Atanasoff J.  IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 6(3): 229-282, 1984. Type: Article

On October 19, 1973 Judge Earl R. Larson, as part of his judgement in a patent suit case involving the ENIAC computer, stated:“Eckert and Mauchly did not themselves first invent the ‘automatic electronic digital computer,’ ..., b...

Jan 1 1985
 
 
 
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