|Manual & Circuit board|
In 1930 he received a BA degree from Harvard University in Logic & Math. He worked as actuarial clerk in the insurance industry prior to his Navy duty (1942) as a mathematician and worked on the MARK II a sequential calculator project. Just to list a few of his works.
1947 Helped found the Eastern Association for Computing Machinery.
1948 Set up his own company Berkeley Associates and also felt his duty to work against nuclear war.
1949 Wrote one of his first books "Giant Brains, Or Machines That Think".
|Tools for building & using the K-30|
His papers and collection of his works are located in the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota. It is from these historical papers and Bob Dalton's book 'The PC Pioneers' where I found the information used in this blog.
This video will give you a good idea what is inside the box
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Apple Pop-Up exhibits ‘pieces of computer history’- by
Gaynell. She puts up with all my computer collecting and has for years. She is correct - I do need to determine the final distribution of this collection because our children have very little interest or knowledge about the computers or their historical importance. I am working on several options but would welcome any input from readers of my computer blog.
"by David Larsen" - KK4WW Computer Collector/Historian