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Friday, December 30, 2016

For the Accountant*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:17 PM

From "The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic" —

"To store the programs as data, the computer would need
something newa memory. That’s where Pitts’ loops 
came into play.  'An element which stimulates itself
will hold a stimulus indefinitely,' von Neumann wrote
in his report . . . ."

Amanda Gefter, Nautilus , Feb. 5, 2015

Related material —

"Here we go loop de loop" — Johnny Thunder, 1962

* I.e., Ben Affleck in his new film.

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