"Computers and Automata" WITH "Influence of Programming Techniques on the Design of Computers" and over thirty-five other articles [ the famous IRE COMPUTER ISSUE ]. Claude Shannon, Grace Hopper, M. V. Wilkes, J. P. Jr. Eckert, John Mauchly.
State of the Art Computing in 1953!

"Computers and Automata" WITH "Influence of Programming Techniques on the Design of Computers" and over thirty-five other articles [ the famous IRE COMPUTER ISSUE ]

Menasha, Wisconsin: Institute of Radio Engineers, Inc. 1953. First Edition. [1A]-80A (advertisements), [2-table contents], 1219-1568, 81A-192A (advertisements) pages. Proceedings of the IRE, Vol 41, October 1953, No. 10, the entire issue offered. Pictorial wrappers. Previous owners name "Ken Atwood" inked on front cover. Upper spine bumped with associated creasing.

A very nice example. Scarce thus. Near Fine. Wraps. [23774]


The famous 1953 ''IRE Computer Issue'' in the original wrappers containing ten (!!!) Origins of Cyberspace articles (#s 508, 513, 626, 641, 664, 672, 675, 871, 885 and 886) and a total of forty-one articles on 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 important papers include:
Claude Shannon, "Computers and Automata", Origins of Cyberspace #885
--- 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
--- a discussion of how advances in programming technique could influence the design of future computers. References the UNIVAC I.
Huskey, Ambrose and Yowell, "The SWAC design features and operating experience", Origins of Cyberspace #672
--- a general description of the functional description 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 interesting articles.

Literature: Sloane/Wyner "Claude Elwood Shannon Collected Papers" #80 and 82. Hook/Norman, "Origins of Cyberspace" (10 items).

Price: $1,250.00