The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III. Grace Hopper, Howard H. Aiken.
The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III

The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III

New York: American Institute of Electrical Engineers 1946. First Edition. Three part article, one part in each of three issues of the Electrical Engineering Magazine (on pages 384-91, 449-54, 522-28). Exceptionally bright and clean set. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Near Fine. Wraps. [18920]


Contains "a three part article on the Mark I, based largely on Aiken and Hopper's Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (see no 411). Although Hopper's name appears second, she was the primary author. The article begins with a brief history of computing instruments." The Automatic Sequence Controlled calculator was also known as the Mark I. "The electromechanical Harvard Mark I was the first programmable calculating machine to actually produce mathematical tables, fulfilling the dream of Charles Babbage originally set out in print in 1822..."

Grace Hopper was one of a few prominent women working in computers at the time - she was chief programmer for the Mark I. Rare especially in this condition.

Origins of Cyberspace 411 & 412. (Incorrectly noting page numbers for the second part as 445-54).

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