john von neumann

john von neumann

Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

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Israel is now one of the world’s tech powerhouses, second only to Silicon Valley as a hub for startups, but it wasn’t always this way. Today, in honour of the 84th birthday of Professor Aviezri Fraenkel, we’re delighted to share a short film sharing his story of working on the...
Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson – review

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This study of cold war academic John von Neumann and his early computer is engrossing and well-researchedThe foundation myth of the internet invariably involves an iconoclastic and romantic technology entrepreneur, who, free from government restraint, enlists free-floating venture capitalists in building the Next Great Thing. It's a myth that borders...
Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson – review

Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson - review

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A sprawling, absorbing and thought-provoking account of the development of the computerThe question of who invented the digital computer is almost as futile, in a way, as asking who built Chartres Cathedral. The answer, in both cases, is "many people". But in the case of the computer, it's at least...
Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson - review

The true fathers of computing

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George Dyson's new book challenges computing's creation myth by highlighting the key role played by John von NeumannOnce upon a time, a "computer" was a human being, usually female, who did calculations set for her by men in suits. Then, in the 1940s, something happened: computers became machines based on...
The true fathers of computing
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