von Neumann documentary clip

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Thu Feb 26 09:51:29 CST 2015

> Fuel for the eternal fire: Goldstine seems to be pretty definite in attributing the stored-program concept to Johnny.

Prominent science historian Tom Haigh recently led a team of researchers 
to get to the bottom of this.

Their work resulted in three recent academic papers and a new book 
coming soon, in which they clearly found that ENIAC was up-and-running 
in stored-program configuration a short time before the Manchester and 
any other computers: www.eniacinaction.com.

John v.N. showed up after this, wrote down what he learned there, and 
sat back while everyone started calling it the "von Neumann architecture".

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