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Berkeley, Edmund Callis (1909-1988)
A COLLECTION OF 3 WORKS, COMPRISING:
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Berkeley, Edmund Callis (1909-1988)
A COLLECTION OF 3 WORKS, COMPRISING:
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Berkeley, Edmund Callis (1909-1988)
A COLLECTION OF 3 WORKS, COMPRISING:
i. Giant Brains or Machines that Think. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1949. 8vo, first edition, original cloth, [T&W B139bis; cf. Origins of Cyberspace 463; Randell 1979 p.110]
ii. Another edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1950. 8vo, second printing, original cloth, dust-jacket, [not in T&W], frayed
iii. Circuit Algebra - Introduction. New York: Edmund Berkeley, 1952. Folio, mimeograph typescript, (inkstamp of Samuel Jacobsohn, physicist, Director Gaertner Scientific Corporation of Chicago) [T&W B137]
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Berkeley was the author of Giant Brains, an accessible survey of early computers with perceptive comments on their future impact on society, a founder of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM), and the designer of a number of computers. Circuit Algebra outlines "a new algebra (the algebra known as Boolean algebra, together with tis modification to include time) that applies to on-off circuits."

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