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Oral history interview with Arthur W. Burks, ca. 1976.

Author: Arthur W Burks; Christopher Riche Evans
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Burks begins the interview discussing his early education and his training at the University of Michigan and the Moore School of Electrical Engineering. He describes his work with John Mauchly, Herman Goldstine, John Grist Brainerd, and J. Presper Eckert on the ENIAC in detail. Much of the interview is devoted to aspects of the EDVAC and ENIAC computers: logical and arithmetical design, attitudes of project staff,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: John V Atanasoff; John G Brainerd; J Presper Eckert; Herman H Goldstine; John W Mauchly; John Von Neumann
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur W Burks; Christopher Riche Evans
OCLC Number: 63283020
In: Christopher Riche Evans, Pioneers of computing
Description: sound cassette : 1 (60 min.) : analog, mono. Transcript : 32 p. Computer data (1 file : 50K)

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Burks begins the interview discussing his early education and his training at the University of Michigan and the Moore School of Electrical Engineering. He describes his work with John Mauchly, Herman Goldstine, John Grist Brainerd, and J. Presper Eckert on the ENIAC in detail. Much of the interview is devoted to aspects of the EDVAC and ENIAC computers: logical and arithmetical design, attitudes of project staff, early operations, demonstrations., and contributions of consultants, notably John Vincent Atanasoff and John von Neumann. Burks recounts his work on the Institute for Advanced Study computer project, especially his work with Goldstine and von Neumann.

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