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Bowden, Bertram Vivian, Baron (1910-1989)
FASTER THAN THOUGHT. A SYMPOSIUM ON DIGITAL COMPUTING MACHINES. NEW YORK: PITMAN PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 1964
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Bowden, Bertram Vivian, Baron (1910-1989)
FASTER THAN THOUGHT. A SYMPOSIUM ON DIGITAL COMPUTING MACHINES. NEW YORK: PITMAN PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 1964
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Bowden, Bertram Vivian, Baron (1910-1989)
FASTER THAN THOUGHT. A SYMPOSIUM ON DIGITAL COMPUTING MACHINES. NEW YORK: PITMAN PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 1964

Literature

cf. Williams and Tomash B214; Origins of Cyberspace 504 (first edition, London, 1953)

Catalogue Note

Bowden's anthology, by far the best on computing from the 1950s, discusses Turing's remarks on the use of computers to play chess in chapter 25. Bowden was an employee of Ferranti Ltd., the manufacturer of the Ferranti Mark I designed at Manchester University, and the first electronic digital computer to be delivered to a commercial customer.

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