[vcf-midatlantic] Looking for some knowledgeable with the Harvard Mark I

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 13:50:29 EDT 2020

Forgot to mention the book was published 1951

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 1:23 PM Bill Degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have one of the books published by Harvard that describe the operation
> of their Mark 1-4 series accumulators, just attempted to skim it...not easy
> stuff.  The book is on display in the cabinet by the door at Kennett Classic
> Bill
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 12:48 PM W. Bryan Caudle via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Greetings!  I hope everyone here is doing well.  I was contacted recently
>> by
>> a gentleman from the University of Heidelberg who is doing research on the
>> IBM ASCC, otherwise known as Harvard Mark I.  Specifically he is looking
>> for
>> understanding of its theory of operation and how the accumulators are used
>> in calculations.  While I have some general knowledge and there are some
>> resources online, he was hoping to connect with someone with more
>> extensive
>> knowledge of the machine.  If anyone here would be interested in talking
>> with him, please let me know and I will introduce you, and feel free to
>> share this with your network(s) if you feel you know someone who might be
>> able to help.
>> Thanks!

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