[SIGCIS-Members] The Communicators

Adam Hyland achyland at uw.edu
Thu Apr 28 18:33:04 PDT 2022


Apologize for dredging up an old thread, but attached is a wonderful
article in the journal Physics in Canada from 1955 by Beatrice Worsley and
JNP Hume on TRANSCODE, a tool best described as a non-portable assembler
for the FERUT (a Ferranti Mark I in Toronto).

Of note are their three references which serve for their audience of
physicists as an introduction to computers.
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-Adam


On Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 1:11 PM Schmitt, Martin <
martin.schmitt at tu-darmstadt.de> wrote:

> Dear Evan & SIGCIS,
>
> I am impressed by the diversity of suggestions from the community, also
> about that German book about roboters.
> Thinking about the German discourse, this paper by Konrad Zuse from 1939
> could be of interest:
> Zuse, Konrad: „*Calculator for Technical and Scientific Calculations
> Designed According to a Theoretical Plan*“ 1939.
>
> Take care and best wishes from Darmstadt,
> Martin
>
> Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter | Post-Doc | digital enthusiast
>
> Technische Universität Darmstadt
> Institut für Geschichte
> Fachgebiet Technikgeschichte
>
> Mail: martin.schmitt at tu-darmstadt.de
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>
> &
>
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>
> Zuletzt erschienen: *Die Digitalisierung der Kreditwirtschaft*. Computereinsatz
> in den Sparkassen der Bundesrepublik und der DDR 1957-1991, Göttingen:
> Wallstein-Verlag 2021,
> https://www.wallstein-verlag.de/9783835333710-die-digitalisierung-der-kreditwirtschaft.html
>
> Am 17.03.2022 um 15:58 schrieb Evan Koblentz <evank at njit.edu>:
>
> I’m interested in a new-to-me research angle: the people who changed
> computing by writing about it.
>
> Lovelace comes to mind. So do Vannevar Bush and Edmund Berkeley.
>
>
>    1. Who else should I consider from prior to 1965? (I have the
>    microcomputer generation covered.)
>    2. Are there existing papers on this subject?
>
>
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-- 
Adam Hyland (*he/him)*
adampunk.com
UW HCDE PhD Student
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