New Book “Turing’s Cathedral” by George Dyson

This New York Times interview with George Dyson about his new book about the origins of modern digital computing. Quote from the Interview:

But the digital world actually goes back to a single point — the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The story I tell in my book is of how at the end of World War II, John von Neumann and his team of mathematicians and engineers began building the very machine that Alan Turing had envisioned in his 1936 paper, “On Computable Numbers.” This was a machine that could answer any question asked of it.

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Posted on December 8, 2011, in Neat Ideas and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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