Technology Historian George Dyson’s “Definitive History of the Computer”

by Brad Yost on March 12, 2012

Distinguished science writer George Dyson’s newest book, Turing’s Cathedral, chronicles the Institute for Advanced Study in the 1940s and 1950s, when work on mathematician Alan Turing’s dream of a universal machine led to computers, digital television, modern genetics, and more.  Dyson will give a free public talk about Turing and the development of digital computing tonight* (Monday) at the Louisville Free Public Library.

Prior to the public appearance, George Dyson visited the WFPL studios to speak with Todd Mundt on Here and Now.

Audio MP3

*(The event is free, but tickets are required; call 574-1644 for availability).

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