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Hamming, Richard Wesley (1915-1998)
"ERROR DETECTING AND ERROR CORRECTING CODES" IN THE BELL SYSTEM TECHNICAL JOURNAL, VOL. XXIX, NO.2, APRIL, 1950. NEW YORK: AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY, 1950
LOT SOLD. 350 GBP
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Hamming, Richard Wesley (1915-1998)
"ERROR DETECTING AND ERROR CORRECTING CODES" IN THE BELL SYSTEM TECHNICAL JOURNAL, VOL. XXIX, NO.2, APRIL, 1950. NEW YORK: AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY, 1950
LOT SOLD. 350 GBP
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Hamming, Richard Wesley (1915-1998)
"ERROR DETECTING AND ERROR CORRECTING CODES" IN THE BELL SYSTEM TECHNICAL JOURNAL, VOL. XXIX, NO.2, APRIL, 1950. NEW YORK: AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY, 1950
8vo (228 x 150mm.), FIRST EDITION, original blue wrappers, pencil annotations, slight browning to edge of wrappers
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Provenance

bought from Judea Pearl, 1998

Literature

Tomash & Williams H10; Origins of Cyberspace 646

Catalogue Note

Hamming’s landmark paper introducing publicly the concept of self-correcting codes for computing machines. Working in the Bell Laboratories, after contributing to the Manhattan Project, Hamming thought that if computers could recognize their errors then surely they could be programmed to correct themselves. These set of error-correcting codes are now generally known as Hamming codes.

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