Issue No. 04 - October-December (2004 vol. 26)
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Bernadette Longo , University of Minnesota
Edmund Berkeley established himself as an influential force in the early development of computer science. This article examines Berkeley?s work with symbolic logic and explores how this knowledge shaped his ideas about early electronic computers. It further explores how Berkeley applied symbolic logic and human reasoning to the design of relay computers, especially machines designed for the insurance industry.
symbolic logic, human reasoning, Boolean algebra, insurance industry, Harvard University, U.S. Navy, Bell Laboratories, Univac
B. Longo, "Edmund Berkeley, Computers, and Modern Methods of Thinking," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 26, no. , pp. 4-18, 2004.