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Published by University of Newcastleupon Tyne, Computing Laboratory in Newcastle upon Tyne .
Written in English


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SeriesTechnical report series / University of Newcastle upon Tyne -- no.33
The Physical Object
Pagination36p.
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20255702M

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'On Alan Turing and the origins of digital computers', by Brian Randell. Comprises 2 copies of the article: one as first published in University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Computing Laboratory Technical Reports Series No. 33 (May ), the other as off-print from Machine Intelligence 7, Edinburgh University Press (Nov. ). “Why Did Computer Science Make a Hero out of Turing?” Communications of the ACM 58 (3): 37– Daylight, Edgar G. “A Turing Tale.” Communications of the ACM 57 (10): 36– Dyson, George. Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe. New York: Pantheon Books. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by John von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, who built one of the first computers to realize Alan Turing’s vision of a Universal Machine/5(). Part III of 'Alan Turing, Father of the Modern Computer' is a digital facsimile of 'Proposed Electronic Calculator', Turing's page report describing his revolutionary electronic computing machine. Turing's original illustrations are included.

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