Harvard vs. vonNeuman ... was Re: Early computers was Re: Relay computers

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Mon Sep 27 08:53:43 2004

On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, Tom Jennings wrote:

> Less well-known but historically more interesting is his 'planKalculus',
> his algorithmic nomenclature he worked up to describe computer
> programs. He even had chess-playing code! It's described in fair detail
> in A HIST. OF COMP. 20TH CENT. (1980, MIT press) by Knuth.

For a good history of Zuse's early work I highly recommend his
autobiography, _The Computer--My Life_:


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