Review of Electronic Digital Computers Joint AIEE-IRE Computer Conference - Papers and Discussions presented at the Joint AIEE-IRE Computer Conference Philadelphia PA December 10-12 1951
by McPherson, J. C. (Chairman)
New York: American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1952. First Edition. Boards. Good. First Edition. 114 pages. 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Soundly rebound in library boards with cloth spine and publisher's tan printed wrappers laid down. Text block trimmed when rebound, resulting in last digit of price being trimmed on cover wrapper (but no loss internally to text). The usual ex-library markings (spine label, white lettering front cover, stamps on endpapers. A sound reading or reference copy of a scarce title. Boards. The first joint AIEE-IRE Computer conference, conducted with the assistance of the newly created Association for Computing Machinery. The purpose of the conference was "to assess the adequacy of the designs of present working high-speed digital computers in order to point out the direction which computer design should go, to make comptuers best for the jobs that they have been doing and for the jobs that they will have to do" (from MacWilliam's keynote speech). 18 papers were delivered, including "The UNIVAC System" by Eckert, "Performance of the UNIVAC System" by McPherson, "The Burroughs Laboratory Computer" by Hoberg, "The ORDVAC" by Meagher, "The operation and Logic of the Mark III Electronic Calculator in View of Operating Experience" by Poorte, "The EDSAC Computer" by Wilkes, and many others. There is also an article by Felker on "The Transistor as a Digital Computer Component" - the transistor was invented in 1948 at Bell Labs and was only just starting to be incorporated into military and civilian applications.Origins of Cyberspace 740.1 (p. 398). (Inventory #: 25762)
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