Artifact Details

Title

From One John V. Atanasoff

Catalog Number

102651804

Type

Moving Image

Publisher

Iowa State University. Film Production Unit

Place of Publication

Ames, IA, US

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number F 22.83
Deprecated CHM identification number VT 352

Duration

00:10:30

Format

VHS

Description

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.

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