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Historia Scientiarum Vol.23 No.1, Jury 2013

Article 1st Page PDF(Open Access) Edmund C.Berkeley as a Popularizer and an Educator of Computers and Symbolic Logic(pp.1-23) SUGIMOTO, Mai(杉本舞) Kansai University(関西大学) Abstract This paper explores how Edmund C. Berkeley tried to instruct and popularize high-speed computers in the 1940s and 1950s and how Berkeley emphasized the connection between computers and symbolic logic. Berkeley strengthened his conviction in the significance of symbolic logic and Boolean algebra before his graduation from Harvard University and maintained this conviction for more than 30 years. Berkeley published books and articles, including Giant Brains, and sold electrical toy kits by which young boys could learn electrical circuits and their logical implications. The target audience of … Continue reading

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