Artifact Details

Title

An Evening with David Wheeler, lecture by David Wheeler

Catalog Number

102695035

Type

Moving Image

Date

2003-10-23

Credits

Wheeler, David

Participants

Wheeler, David, speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Platform

Windows Media Player

Duration

01:41:05

Format

DVCAM

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From abstract: " David Wheeler will describe some of his early experiences from 1947 onward after having been inspired by a lecture about the ENIAC by Douglas Hartree. In the early years, he was involved in the software and hardware design of Edsac (1949), Ordvac (1951), Illiac (1952), Edsac2 (1953), Titan (1959), and other early machines. At Berkeley in 1965, he designed the multiplexer for connecting on-line terminals to the CDC 6500 Supercomputer. This was his first use of integrated circuits which, at the time, had only two NAND gates per chip!

David was trained as a mathematician, but always had the aim of getting things practically right rather than theoretically correct. Join us for a unique, revealing look at the early events that influenced him."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

Computer History Museum Speaker Series

Lot Number

X4878.2009