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How to Build Turing’s Universal Machine [Book Excerpts]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Modern computers wouldn’t exist without the pioneering theories posited by Alan Turing, however the famed computer scientist was never quite able to make a working model of his hypothetical device. Turing’s Cathedral by George Dyson follows Hungarian mathematician John von Neumann’s efforts to build a computer based on Turing’s design and boasting a revolutionary feature: RAM. More »

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