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John von Neumann's Contributions to Computing and Computer Science
Fall 1989 (vol. 11 no. 3)
pp. 189-195

Aspray emphasizes von Neumann's critical role in the formation of modern computing and celebrates von Neumann as the scientific legitimizer of computing. He provides a survey of von Neumann's many important contributions to computer architecture, hardware, design and construction, programming, numerical analysis, scientific computation, and the theory of computing. Aspray's essay stresses especially the importance of von Neumann's work to promote the development of logical design.

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3. Von Neumann, J. 1966.Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata, In A. W. Burks (ed.), Urbana, University of Illinois Press.
4. Von Neumann, J. 1958.The Computer and the Brain, New Haven, Yale University Press.

Citation:
William Aspray, "John von Neumann's Contributions to Computing and Computer Science," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 189-195, Fall 1989, doi:10.1109/MAHC.1989.10029
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