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Issue No.03 - Fall (1989 vol.11)
pp: 179-181
<p>This essay offers a general assessment of von Neumann's life and his contributions to computer science. Responding to biased attacks on von Neumann's political stance, this essay attempts to rectify misrepresentations of von Neumann's position on national defense and scientific research.</p>
Jean R. Brink, "John von Neumann Reconsidered", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.11, no. 3, pp. 179-181, Fall 1989, doi:10.1109/MAHC.1989.10031
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