- CWI Book 'Geheugentrommels': the early years of the Dutch computer
- In 2016, CWI celebrates the 100thanniversary of Adriaan van Wijngaarden (1916-1987) with the publication of a book (Geheugentrommels) and an exhibition (now closed) about Van Wijngaarden
- When Oct 01, 2016 10:00 AM to Nov 25, 2016 03:00 PM (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC200)
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In 2016, CWI celebrates the 100thanniversary of Adriaan van Wijngaarden (1916-1987) with the publication of a book (Geheugentrommels) and an exhibition (now closed) about Van Wijngaarden and the first years of Dutch computer history. ‘Geheugentrommels’ focuses on the early years of the computer in the Netherlands. By doing so, CWI wants to gain renewed attention for this crucial period in Dutch computer science.
Nowadays, we cannot imagine a world without computers. In the book ‘Geheugentrommels’, writer, collector and computer enthusiast Eric Verhagen describes how it all began: the development of the first computers in The Netherlands. On the basis of original documents and additional visual material the technical developments of the first computer systems are being explained in detail. It is for the first time that this technical development has been explained in detail and furthermore, illustrated with unique and never published before visual material.
The book ‘Geheugentrommels’ by Erik Verhagen is now for sale for €19.95.