Harry Huskey, the electronic engineer who subsequently drew up the first detailed hardware designs for the EDVAC, said that the information in von Neumann's report was of no help to him in this.3 Turing, in contrast, supplied detailed circuit designs, full specifications of hardware units, specimen programs in machine code, and even an estimate of the cost of building the ACE.
Part I of 'Alan Turing, Father of the Modern Computer' provides an overview of Turing's many major contributions to the development of the computer and computing—including his pioneering work in the areas now called Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life. This is simply one of the best tales in the history of computers.
His technical report 'Proposed Electronic Calculator', dating from the end of 1945 and containing his design for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), was the first relatively complete specification of an electronic stored-program digital computer.
In the United States the Hungarian-American mathematician John von Neumann shared Turing's dream of building a universal stored-program computing machine.
He DOES know the director of one of the departments (who is above my boss) but he does not have any background in our line of business.
I am bothered by this, because we have a young, close-knit, but male-dominated company, I would see him daily, and to make matters worse, I sit at the front desk, like a receptionist (despite being an analyst).
My ex-boyfriend, (I broke up with him 4-5 months ago) just informed me that he is interviewing for a job at my company (and a move back to our hometown, a smallish city).
Has it occurred to you that this is no coincidence and he’s applying for a job at your company specifically in order to be around you?(For instance, do not respond to him , no matter how many times he contacts you, or he’ll just learn that the price of a response from you is 17 contacts, or whatever.There’s tons of advice about situations like this in the book, not all of which is intuitive, and it also has good advice on how to tell if a situation is changing from merely a nuisance to something more concerning.) As for how to handle it at work …If they have even an ounce of sense, that will be the end of his application right there. None of this “I understand that people apply for jobs” excuse-making that you have in your letter.What he has done here is normal, it signals something very troubling about him, and it is 100% reasonable for you to want to keep him out of your work life.He contacts me less, but still a lot, and does not respect the boundaries I have tried to create.Naturally, it bothers me that he is applying here, but at the same time I understand that people apply for jobs.By the end of 1945, thanks to wartime developments in digital electronics, groups in Britain and in the United States had embarked on creating a universal Turing machine in hardware.Turing headed a group situated at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington, London.Our breakup wasn’t one of those super-nasty violent ones, but I clearly expressed my desire to end the relationship (repeatedly) and finally was able to make the break-up “stick.” He has persistently tried to get me back, ignoring my wishes to end the relationship, and called and texted me repeatedly, stuff like that.Mainly, it was just a nuisance, (nothing threatening) and it got so intrusive that I had to spell it out in bold capital letters “DO NOT CONTACT ME, do not call, do not text, do not email,” in bold letters (despite not having any real hatred for him).