Artifact Details

Title

ALMOST / SMILE

Catalog Number

102734537

Type

Text

Date

1963

Author

Bernstein, Morton I.; Bryan, G. Edward

Publisher

RAND Corporation

Description

SMILE was a program developed by Bernstein and Bryan for the JOHNNIAC computer. From handwritten note in folder: "ALMOST - a completely on-line system. The name of the system - ALMOST is appropos for several reasons - the main one being that it embodies almost but not quite [all] those features one expects to find in a computer system. [...] To put it as bluntly as possible - ALMOST is little more than a very sophisticated calcuclating engine - one must stretch the definition of 'computer' to bring ALMOST within range."

Category

Technical Paper or Note; Design Drawing; Program Listing

Collection Title

G. Edward Bryan collection on the CP-6 system

Series Title

RAND Corporation records

Credit

Gift of G. Edward Bryan

Lot Number

X2901.2005