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Five 1951 BBC Broadcasts on Automatic Calculating Machines

Jones, Allan (2004). Five 1951 BBC Broadcasts on Automatic Calculating Machines. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 26(2) pp. 3–15.

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Abstract

In May and June 1951, five leading figures of British computing – Douglas Hartree, Max Newman, Alan Turing, Frederic ('Freddie') Williams, and Maurice Wilkes – spoke about their work on BBC radio. This article examines surviving texts of their broadcasts, and the speakers' principal points are summarized through quotations and
commentary. The broadcasts are placed in the context of
contemporary developments in computing and the particular BBC service on which they were broadcast.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1058-6180
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Keywords: electronic calculators; Alan Turing; BBC radio broadcasts; BBC service; Douglas Hartree; Frederic Williams; Maurice Wilkes; Max Newman; automatic calculating machines
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 5609
Depositing User: Allan Jones
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2011 15:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5609
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