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Sperry Univac Point of View speech, 1973 Nov. 13.

Author: John W Mauchly
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Address given at Sperry Univac's 1973 Point of View meeting in Rome. Mauchly discusses his early use of computers at Ursinus College in weather prediction and his determination that calculators using vacuum tubes to function at much higher speeds were feasible. He recounts his move to the Moore School of Electrical Engineering and his failure to interest anyone other than J. Presper Eckert in his research. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Speeches
Named Person: J Presper Eckert
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John W Mauchly
OCLC Number: 63276343
Notes: Recorded in Rome, Italy at Sperry Univac's 1973 Point of View meeting.
Description: Sound cassette : 1 (90 min.) : analog, mono. Transcript : 18 p.

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Address given at Sperry Univac's 1973 Point of View meeting in Rome. Mauchly discusses his early use of computers at Ursinus College in weather prediction and his determination that calculators using vacuum tubes to function at much higher speeds were feasible. He recounts his move to the Moore School of Electrical Engineering and his failure to interest anyone other than J. Presper Eckert in his research. He explains how they were able to obtain funding to build the ENIAC, the first electronic digital calculator, only after proposing its use for ballistic calculations. Finally, he describes the funding of the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation UNIVAC computer by the National Bureau of Standards.

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