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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

B. Jack Copeland (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565932
eISBN:
9780191714016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematical genius Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the greatest scientists and thinkers of the 20th century. Now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, he was ... More


Memory

Warren Sack

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the concept of computer memory by taking into consideration the previous theories, analogies, views, and works of various philosophers, scientists, and researchers. The ... More


FULCRUM

Jonathan E. Lewis

in Spy Capitalism: ITEK and the CIA

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091922
eISBN:
9780300129052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091922.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the growing technical concerns about the best design for FULCRUM. Although Itek worked hard on developing a camera to satisfy the CIA's requirement, on its own initiative, it ... More


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