Monday, January 31, 2005

An Auction of Computing History

From Ryan O'Donnell

Christie's is auctioning off a bunch of documents related to the history of computing.

A '46 IAS report by von Neumann and others to the US Army on the concept of a computer is expected to go for around $35k, an original copy of Turing's "On computable numbers" for about $17.5k, a letter from Gödel to Skolem for about $15k, Shannon's collected works for about $10k, etc.

More from Anupam Gupta: Some related info (including dates of exhibitions in Cambridge MA, and Palo Alto) and also on Boing Boing.

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