[Famous IRE COMPUTER ISSUE] "Computers and Automata" WITH "Machine Aid for Switching Circuit Design" WITH "Influence of Programming Techniques on the Design of Computers" and over thirty-five other articles
Menasha, Wisconsin: Institute of Radio Engineers, Inc. 1953. First Edition. [1A]-80A (advertisements), [2-table contents], 1219-1568, 81A-192A (advertisements) pages. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Proceedings of the IRE, Vol 41, October 1953, No. 10, the entire issue offered. Pictorial wrappers. The previous owner's name, "Ken Atwood,” is inked on the front cover. Upper spine bumped with associated creasing.
A very nice example. Scarce thus. Near Fine. Wraps. 
The famous 1953 “IRE Computer Issue” in the original wrappers containing ten (!!!) Origins of Cyberspace articles and a total of forty-one articles on the state of the art computing. Many authors were influential, on the cutting edge of computing, and are found throughout the historical literature tracking technical and business innovations throughout their careers.
A few of the essential papers include:
Claude Shannon, “Computers and Automata” (Origins of Cyberspace #885)
--- contains a brief review of developments in the field of automata and non-numerical computation
Claude Shannon and Moore, “Machine aid for switching circuit design” (Origins of Cyberspace #886)
--- describes the first “verification” machine, built at Bell Labs and called the” relay circuit analyzer.”
Grace Hopper and John Mauchly, “Influence of programming technique on the design of computers” (Origins of Cyberspace #664)
--- contains a discussion of how advances in programming techniques could influence the design of future computers. This article references the UNIVAC I.
Huskey, Ambrose, and Yowell, “The SWAC design features and operating experience” (Origins of Cyberspace #672)
--- contains a general description of the functional characteristics of the SWAC computer, including references to electrostatic and magnetic drum memories.
Buchholz, “The system design of the IBM Type 701 computer” (Origins of Cyberspace #508)
--- describes the overall system design of IBM’s first electronic digital computer
And many more period articles.
PROVENANCE: There were no copies of this item in Shannon's files. This item comes from Kuenzig Books' stock.
Sloane and Wyner, “Claude Elwood Shannon Collected Papers,” #80 and #82.
Hook and Norman, "Origins of Cyberspace," #s 508, 513, 626, 641, 664, 672, 675, 871, 885, and 886.