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George Dyson:
The birth of the computer

TED2003 · 17:18 · Filmed Mar 2003
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Historian George Dyson tells stories from the birth of the modern computer — from its 17th-century origins to the hilarious notebooks of some early computer engineers.

Historian of science
In telling stories of technologies and the individuals who created them, George Dyson takes a clear-eyed view of our scientific past — while illuminating what lies ahead. Full bio
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