Digital Information Processors : Selected Articles on Problems of Information Processing. Konrad Zuse, Herman Goldstine, Walter Hoffmann.

Digital Information Processors : Selected Articles on Problems of Information Processing

New York: Interscience Publishers, Inc. 1962. First Edition. XXI, 740 pages. 8vo. Original green boards, no dust jacket. Mark from old taped spine label, now gone. Exlibrary United States Air Force AFCLR Library with a few stamps and pocket in rear. Very Good. Cloth. [24007]

Each article has titles in German, English and French. Each paper is presented in it's original language. With contributions by Zemanek, Speiser, Tarjan, Erismann, Goldstine, Bauer and Samelson, Van der Poel, Bemer, Schuff, Bar-Hillel, Reifler, Konrad Zuse, Oblonsky, Svoboda, Yamashita, and Hoffmann.

Konrad Zuse discusses "Progression Lines of a Computer Development from Mechanics to Electronics" and includes notes on his series of Z computers (text in German). Discussions by Zuse of his machines are scarce, with most of the known information being held in patent applications (the machines and original documentation for them were mostly lost during the war).

The papers represent an industry industry in transition towards more useful general business solutions. Several of the papers are focused on the historical perspective up until that time. Scarce in the trade. Not in Origins of Cyberspace or Tomash post-1955 listing (the second not surprisingly since most of the Tomash collection was pre-1955 by design).

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