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subjectComputers And Society
authorHerbert Bruderer
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In Pursuit of an International Computation Center in Europe
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In Pursuit of an International Computation Center in Europe

The story of the UNESCO International Computation Center.

Heinz Rutishauser, a Forgotten Swiss Pioneer
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Heinz Rutishauser, a Forgotten Swiss Pioneer

A look at the little-known Rutishauser, who created "automatic programming" and was one of the "authoritative fathers" of the Algol programming language.

Which Were the Most Influential Early Computers?
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Which Were the Most Influential Early Computers?

Considering early machines that had the greatest influence on the development of program-controlled computers.

Was Ada Lovelace Actually the First Programmer?
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Was Ada Lovelace Actually the First Programmer?

Historical arguments for and against.

Turing's Influence on Computer Construction is Overestimated
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Turing's Influence on Computer Construction is Overestimated

How great was Turing's influence on early British automatic computers? Opinions differ considerably.

Forced Labor at Bührle's Arms Factory
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Forced Labor at Bührle's Arms Factory

As has only recently become known, forced labor occurred at a former Bührle textile factory in Toggenburg, Switzerland. This and other Bührle companies played a...

The Mesm: Ukraine Beats Russia
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The Mesm: Ukraine Beats Russia

The Mesm is considered the first stored program digital computer in Continental Europe.

Leonardo Torres Quevedo, a Brilliant but Forgotten Spanish Inventor
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Leonardo Torres Quevedo, a Brilliant but Forgotten Spanish Inventor

Although far ahead of his time, in the German- and English-speaking countries, Torres Quevedo has been largely forgotten.

Promoting Economic Development through Technical Innovation
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Promoting Economic Development through Technical Innovation

A wealth of information about the history of technology and industry.

The Calculating Machine from the Concentration Camp
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The Calculating Machine from the Concentration Camp

The story of Viennese engineer Curt Herzstark and the world's smallest mechanical calculating machine, the Curta.

Original Roman Pocket Calculators are Extremely Rare
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Original Roman Pocket Calculators are Extremely Rare

As far as we know, only three or four original specimens of the Roman hand abacus have survived.
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