Etech > Turing’s Cathedral

George Dyson

I really liked the speech he did last year on Von Neumann and this year it is Turing, wont be much to write here due to the nature of his talks.

Samuel Butler – 1901

Alfred Smee – 1851 – invented bitmaps – defined worlds first search engine

Turing – 1939

Thmas Hobbes – 1656 – computation

GW von Leibniz –

60 years ago first progress report on creating the first computer and we get a bit from last years talk on Neumann

it’s the usual collection of slides of old documents that are the hostory of computing, including timesheets, cost statements ($4k)

Very enjoyable talk as per last year, includes the tea & coffee problems, time to sit back and enjoy more

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