Book Review: How to Build a Working Digital Computer

From: Doug <>
Date: Tue Mar 2 16:15:44 1999

On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, Derek Peschel wrote:

> The problem with this book (if it's the one I saw several years ago) is that
> the computer doesn't interpret instructions. You have to do that yourself.
> The book is very interesting, though, and the computer is pretty realistic.
> With some extra logic I think it could be made into a full computer.

The last chapter is dedicated to programming the machine. I haven't tried
to build anything yet, but it looks at least semi-automatic. The program
is stored in (on) drum memory, and operates on data in core.

-- Doug
Received on Tue Mar 02 1999 - 16:15:44 GMT

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