This Day in History
March 20, 1909
Founder of ACM Edmund Berkeley Born
Edmund Berkeley, founder of the Association of Computing Machinery, is born. A graduate of Harvard University, Berkeley participated in the development of Harvard's Mark II while enlisted in the Navy during World War II. In addition to co-founding the ACM in 1947, he wrote one of the first books on computers intended for a general audience, Giant Brains, or Machines that Think.