Computer History – George Dyson

George Dysoncomputer history

Hobbes – computer – ratiocination – subtraction and addition – 1656

Leibniz – binary calculus with only addition – 1679 

  • openings of gates – shift registers… 
  • marbles —> electronics 

Von Neuman – 1945 – June

Turing 

Richardson – “Electrical Model illustrating a Mind having a Will but capable of only Two ideas”

NewImage

Graph’G Beam Turn On – First Digital Bitmap Display 

Barricelli – artificial life – artificial genetic system in the computer 

  • Wolfram 
  • If its that easy to create living organisms why not create a few yourself
  • Naturalist

Julian Bigelow – vacuum tube engineer – July 1958 – Maniac is turned off

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