von Neumann documentary clip
evan at snarc.net
Fri Feb 27 15:15:48 CST 2015
>> The authors of the articles carefully avoid declarations of ENIAC as
a stored-program machine.
I interpret is differently. What they're doing is observing that "stored
program" then vs. now could mean different things.
>>>> John v.N. showed up after this, wrote down what he learned there,
and sat back while everyone started calling it the "von Neumann
>> Von Neumann was around the project years before the 46-48
modifications. He produced the Draft Report on the EDVAC - from which
those modifications were conceptually derived - in 1945.
What I meant is he got there after Mauchly & Eckert were already
thinking about such things.
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