Oral history interview with Isaac Levin Auerbach

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Oral history interview with Isaac Levin Auerbach

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Charles Babbage Institute


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Auerbach recounts his experiences at Electronic Control Company (later the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company) in the period 1947-1949. He emphasizes the economic and practical infeasibility of the BINAC computer project for Northrop Aircraft. Auerbach also discusses the UNIVAC, including personalities, politics, and its technical features. The roles of the National Bureau of Standards, Northrop Aircraft, Raytheon, Remington Rand, and IBM are brought into a perspective relative to the development of the UNIVAC.


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Isaac L. Auerbach, OH 2. Oral history interview by Nancy B. Stern, 10 April 1978. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/59495

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Auerbach, Isaac L. (Isaac Levin), 1921-1992. (1978). Oral history interview with Isaac Levin Auerbach. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/59495.

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