The article disucussed here occupies the following part of the mammoth 1200pp (and twelve-pound) half-yearly issue of the Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers, 1953 [1A]-80a [advertisements], [2-table contents], 1219-1568, 81a-192a [ads] pages, Volume 41, October 1953, No. 10. Very nice condition, bound in cloth. $350 The issue contains 41 articles on the leading edge of electronic computing knowledge, including works by Claude Shannon, Grace Hopper, John Mauchly, Wilkes, Eckert and many others. Some of the most significant include:
Buchholz, Werner. "The system design of the IBM Type 701 computer" (describing the overall system design of IBM’s first electronic digital computer).
Burks, Arthur and Wright, Jesse B. "Theory of logical nets".
Elbourn & Witt, "Dynamic Circuit Techniques Used in SEAC and DYSEAC".
Frizzell, Clarence E. "Engineering description of the IBM Type 701 computer
Greenwald, Sidney; Haueter, R. C.; and Alexander, S. N. "SEAC".
Hopper, Grace and Mauchly, John. "Influence of programming technique on the design of computers".
Huskey, Ambrose and Yowell, "The SWAC design features and operating experience".
Palevsky, "The Design of the Bendix Digital Differential Analyzer".
Samuel, Computing Bit by Bit or Digital Computers Made Easy".
Shannon, Claude. "Computers and Automata".
Shannon and Moore, Edward F. "Machine aid for switching circuit design".
Wilkes," Can Machines Think?"
Among the machines described here include the Remington Rand Type 409-2 Electronic Computer; The System Design of the IBM Type 701 Computer; Engineering Description of the IBM Type 701 Computer; The Arithmetic Element of the IBM Type 701 Computer; The SWAC - design features and operating experience; SEAC; Electronic Circuits of the NAREC Computer; A Myriabit Magnetic Core Matrix Memory; A Survey of Analog-to-Digital Converters, and more.