[SIGCIS-Members] Zuse / binary

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 14:01:31 PDT 2023

If "etc" includes Turing, he wrote in the ACE report in late 1945:

"(ii) Use of the binary scale. The binary scale seems particularly well suited for electronic computation because of its simplicity and the fact that valve equipment can very easily produce and distinguish two sizes of pulse."

Of course he wrote that after reading the EDVAC report, but as always with Turing he covered the whole topic in a few words.

    Brian Carpenter

On 08-Jul-23 04:33, Evan Koblentz via Members wrote:
> What are some good articles addressing why Zuse, Aiken, Stibitz, etc.
> decided to use binary (or not)?

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