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5991RE: [midatlanticretro] First exhibits - was Your weekly "today at the museum" report

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  • Evan Koblentz
    Aug 27, 2007
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      I asked Fred about VB and Camp Evans. Fred says that in one of the oral
      history projects, a former Camp Evans scientist claimed that VB did
      visit once, but that's it -- no elaboration and no evidence. Next time
      I see Fred, I will ask him if the scientist is still alive and
      accessible, and if so then I'll contact him to see if there is any other
      information about VB's visit (when it happened, for what reason, etc.)

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jim Scheef [mailto:jscheef@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 12:21 AM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] First exhibits - was Your weekly "today
      at the museum" report

      Sellam,

      If Vannevar Bush had pushed for electronic computers, I would agree
      completely. He certainly had his hand in many technology projects in the
      thirties and forties. My view of him is undoubtedly colored by the books
      I have read about ENIAC.

      Jim

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Sellam Ismail <sellam@...>
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 10:24:57 PM
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] First exhibits - was Your weekly "today
      at the museum" report

      On Sat, 25 Aug 2007, Jim Scheef wrote:

      > We already know that people at Camp Evans paid to use the differential

      > analyzer at the Moore School, so however tenuous, there is a link to
      > Vannevar Bush. This would be something for someone not hyper about
      > computers to research.

      No one's really given the man the credit he (in my opinion) deserves.
      He
      is like a rich vein of computer history that has gone mostly untapped
      over
      the years. Mostly because he was a very high level mover and shaker,
      but
      his contributions were still monumental.

      --

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