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The Computer - My Life (1993)
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It is not true that virtually all news in a totalitarian state is false.
Helmut Schreyer's supposedly wild idea [of using vacuum tubes in computing machines] proved to be one of the most fruitful ideas in all the history of computers.
At this time  the most difficult problem with the computing machine was multiplication.
At that time [...] to construct large and expensive computing machines for scientists, for mathematicians and engineers, appeared absurd, and above all held no promise of commercial success.
Unlike the Babbage-Boole machine, the Turing machine could in principle run all flexible programs, for it allowed the course of the calculation to be influenced by the running of the calculation itself.
Like myself, Schreyer had failed to file his decisive idea on time: a combination of electronic and program-control computing machines. His switches, still constructed with glow lamp diodes, were later superseded by the new possibilities of semiconductor technology.
Even IBM did not yet believe in the future of the computer.
The year he was referring to was 1947
The concept of the computing universe is still just a hypothesis; nothing has been proved. However, I am confident that this idea can help unveil the secrets of nature.
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I do not inveigh against higher education, I simply maintain that the sort of education the colored people of the South stand most in need of, is elementary and industrial. They should be instructed for the work to be done.
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