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November 13, 2010

An overview of a Turing machine

"A Turing machine is a math concept that shows that a few simple rules can be used to solve any computable computation. It is the basis for all of today's computers. My goal in building this project was to create a machine that embodied the classic look and feel of the machine presented in Alan Turing's 1937 paper, 'On Computable Numbers.' More information can be found at aturingmachine.com."

[via Jane Smiley's superb new book, "The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer" and Gizmodo]

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Ohh! The digital computer came from Iowa!!!!!!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 14, 2010 12:06:31 AM

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