MIT Press & Tomash Publishers, 1989; 508 pages, Index, diagrams; volume 14 in the series.
Condition: Very Good overall, large oversized hardcover, maroon-red cloth, titles in gilt on cover & spine; 8.5 x 11.5; upper corners bumped, spine heel slight crimp, slight play in the hinge joints causing creakiness, smudge across lower textblock. Overall sound, clean, pages unmarked.
Keywords: british computers, edsac, computer conferences, manchester ace, babbage reprint history of computing, automatic digital computer, Pilot ACE, automatic calculating machines, early british computer conferences
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, Cryptanalysis, Cryptology, Computer Security, General Histories and References, Human-Computer Interaction, Technical Journals, Proceedings, Conferences, ACM Association for Computing Machinery, AFIPS, Conference Proceedings, Miscellaneous
Item DescriptionContents includes -- Report of a Conference on High Speed Automatic Calculating Machines (University Mathematical Laboratory, Cambridge University, 22-25 June 1949); Manchester University Computer, Inaugural Conference (Manchester University, 9-12 July 1951); International Symposium on Automatic Digital Computation (National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, March 1953).
Covers British machines such as The Pilot ACE; the EDSAC (by M V Wilkes); Operating & Engineering experience gained with LEO; MADAM (by F C Williams); MOSAIC (by A W M Coombs); microprogramming; conversion routines; mathematics and computers; mathematical tables; cathode ray tube storage (by T Kilburn); mercury delay line storage (by M A Wright); Medium size digital computing machines such as the Harwell Computer; the APE(X) C electronic calculator; the Elliott-NRDC Computer 401, more. Automatic DIgital Computation opening address by D R Hartree.