Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA 1948; 302 pages plus prelims, photographs.
Condition: Very Good overall, dark blue cloth hardcover, gilt title on spine, rubbed and dulled; some shelfwear; binding sound, pages toned with age but clean and unmarked, hinges a bit weakened. Prev. owner's name on front pastedown.
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Item DescriptionProceedings. . . . Jointly sponsored by the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University at the Computation Laboratory, 7-10 January 1947. Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University.
The first meeting of computer professionals. Eight Sessions included Opening Addresses, a tour of the new Computation Laboratory, Harvard's Mark I and Mark II calculating machines; Existing Calculating Machines;
the Logic of Large-Scale Calculating Machinery; Storage Devices Numerical Methods and Suggested Problems for Solution; Sequencing, Coding, and Problem Preparation; Input and Output Devices; Conclusions and open discussion.
'Over three hundred people attended the conference, including Alan Turing, Edmund Berkeley, Grace Hopper, Wallace Eckert, Jay Forrester, John Mauchly, Herman Goldstine, George Stibitz, and Norbert Wiener' Origins of Cyberspace 414.