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Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery volume 1, number 4, April 1958 (includes the Digital Computer Newsletter printed at rear, by arrangement with the office of Naval Research). Digital Computer Newsletter, acm.

Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery volume 1, number 4, April 1958 (includes the Digital Computer Newsletter printed at rear, by arrangement with the office of Naval Research).

ACM Philadephia, 1958; 36 pages.
Condition: Good overall condition, white glossy wraps, three-hole punched along margin, darkening of spine along staples due to some rust, cover detached from lower staple, covers slight horizontal and vertical wrinkling - may have been hole-punched and bound into a tight notebook etc. at one time. Pages clean and unmarked. This particular issue has a bindery error, pages 17/20 repeated again 17/20, loosely inserted; thus missing pages 18/19.
Price: $20.00
Item no. C811207
Item Description
Includes - official notices; letters to the editor; Techniques; news and notices; Digital Computer Newsletter.
Includes the Program of talks on computing scheduled to be delivered at the Univ. of Illinois Urbana in June of 1958, such as, Floating Point Arithmetic for Maniac IIIby Ashenhurst and Metropolis; The Construction of Algebraic Compilers by Alan J Perlis; the SHARE 709 system; etc. (note that the papers themselves are not reproduced -- just the Program)

There is a chart of Autromatic Programming Systems, for Computer -- In library -- Do not have; for such machines as the 704, 1103-1103A, MIDAC, UNIVAC 1 and II, Whirlwind, Ferut, Johnniac and D'tron etc. The list of In Library programs includes, AFAC; CAGE; FORTRAN; Nap; Speedcoding; Autocoder; Unicode; Easiac, Magic; Bell; For Transit; Soap I & II; Arithmatic A3 and Mathematic AT3; UGLIAC; Easy Fox, etc

There is a section on, Request for Methods or Programs, detailing some problem for automatic computer procedures to be developed for the rapid solution of said problem

Under News and Notices, many of the individual chapters of the ACM submitted notes about their talks and papers and members (ie, Pittsburgh chapter -- Dr Arthur Samuel of IBM Research Laboratory, Poughkeepsi, addressed the chapter in March on the subject, Bits and Pieces -- or checkers and chess on the IBM 704. The 704 program PKCHCK wa written by Dr Samuel to study a simulated learning process using the game of checkers as a basis and to investigate the interaction of machine characteristics and programming techniques. Approximately seventy persons were in attendance, and a lively discussion of the memory process followed the talk...' (from p. 13)

There is a description of the first memory unit to fly in space; notes about computer installations at various universities and government departments; and the multi-page Digital Computer Newsletter reprinted as part of the issue, at rear; includes Computers and Data Processors in North America; Computing Centers; Computers Overseas; Components; miscellaneous such as ALWAC users association news and news from Electrodata Div. of BUrroughs Corp, etc.