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Five 1951 BBC broadcasts on automatic calculating machines

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In May and June 1951, five leading figures of British computing - Douglas Hartree, Max Newman, Alan Turing, Frederic ("Freddie") Williams, and Maurice Wilkes - spoke about their work on BBC radio. We examine surviving texts of their broadcasts, and the speakers' principal points are summarized through quotations and commentary. The broadcasts are placed in the context of contemporary developments in computing and the particular BBC service on which they were broadcast.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 2 )