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A. Weiss, only a year younger than Shannon, still remembers the surprise with which the first word of Shannon's association of randomness and entropy with signaling was greeted. With this paradigm, Shannon changed the entire nature of small-current electrical engineering. Weiss is currently the associate editor in chief of the Association for Computing(More)
The development of computers at the University of Manchester in the late 1940s is discussed. Scientific computation in Britain during and immediately after World War II is briefly described. Computers at the University were initially influenced by M.H.A. Newman and F.C. Williams. Biographies of these two men are given, and their wartime work is examined in(More)
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This Events and Sightings installment covers a range of recent events focusing on the history of computing. Akihiko Yamada recaps the 5th Commemoration: One Step on Electrotechnology (Look Back to the Future) of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ), held at the Hiroshima Institute of Technology on 22 March 2012 during the IEEJ annual(More)
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