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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
A COLLECTION OF 7 ITEMS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 600 GBP
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839
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
A COLLECTION OF 7 ITEMS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
A COLLECTION OF 7 ITEMS, COMPRISING:
i. Grosch, Herbert Reuben John (b.1918), editor. Proceedings. Scientific computation forum. 1948. New York: IBM, 1950, [T&W I5; Origins of Cyberspace 683]
ii. Hurd, Cuthbert C. (1911-1996), editor. Proceedings. Seminar on scientific computation. November, 1949. New York: IBM, 1950, [T&W I7; Origins of Cyberspace 684]
iii. Hurd, Cuthbert C. (1911-1996), editor. Proceedings. Seminar on scientific computation. December 1949. New York: IBM, 1950, [T&W I8; Origins of Cyberspace 685]
iv. Hurd, Cuthbert C. (1911-1996), editor. Proceedings. Industrial Computation Seminar. September 1950. New York: IBM, 1951, [T&W I9; Origins of Cyberspace 689]
v. Hurd, Cuthbert C. (1911-1996), editor. Proceedings. Computation Seminar. August 1951. New York: IBM, 1951, [T&W I10; Origins of Cyberspace 690]; these all in original cloth bindings, all but the first in dust-jackets, 4to
vi. Watson, Thomas John, Sr. (1874-956). Men-Minutes-Money. New York: International Business Machines Corporation, 1934, 8vo, original cloth, [T&W W17]
vii. Collection of four bromide prints (of IBM Type Electric Accounting Machine, and other machines, diodes etc), each c. 200 x 255mm., [not in T&W; cf. Origins of Cyberspace 422]
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Catalogue Note

From 1940 IBM held annual seminars for its customers using its punched card accounting equipment. The 1948 meeting was the first to concentrate on large scale scientific applications. Herb Grosch, who was trained as an astronomer, was a major figure in the early days of the electronic computer, and is now best remembered for Grosch's law, which states that any computer twice as powerful as the one you currently use will cost four times as much. Cuthbert Hurd was a mathematician who joined IBM in 1949, later becoming chief scientific officer and eventually a vice-president. He was closely involved with IBM's early computer developments, from the IBM 701 onward. Thomas J. Watson was the early well-known head of IBM. The work here is a collection of speeches which were intended to inspire the sales force.

The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing

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