Documentary profile of computer pioneer John Atanasoff of ISU (interviewed), presented here as father of the modern digital electronic computer. Recounts through interview and dramatization events leading up to his pre-WWII revelation to combine separate processing and memory elements in a binary system with electronic components (Atanasoff-Berry Computer). Credits collaborator Clifford Berry (died 1963). Revolving drums, vacuum tube logic elements. NYT headline: "Machine Remembers." Shown driving home-built garden tractor. ENIAC project mentioned; Arthur Burks interviewed with wife Alice, who was ENIAC "programmer." John P. Dougan narrates. ZD.