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"Making Electrons Count" (c.1950)

This early 1950s film provides a fascinating tour of the WHIRLWIND I computer facilities at MIT. illustrating daily routines, problem-shooting and step-by-step procedures that computer programmers and other users go through at the research center. Henry Kolm and Robert C. Merton make appearances. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. [T27854]

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Dean Arden is my dad and that lovely redhead he interacts with is my mother Marguerite Mackey Arden. I lost my copy of this movie and am so glad you have posted it on the web! Dad is alive and well and Mom passed several years ago. This movie is a family treasure.

Posted 3 years by lynnmcfarland_1@touchstonenetwork.net

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