Friday, April 08, 2005

UNIVAC and School History

Because I had no desire to study tonight (though I think I will acually do some reading here in a bit), I decided that I would do some resesarch on the UNIVAC, just because I was curious. Computing sure has come a long way. Also while reading on the UNIVAC I found an interesting page that detailed some of the history of the University of Utah's School of Computing. They started out with this quote from The Algorithmic Image: Graphic Visions of the Computer Age, by Robert Rivlin:

"Almost every influential person in the modern computer-graphics community either passed through the University of Utah or came into contact with it in some way."

That is quite the statment. I don't think I had though of my school in such a context before. Anyway, it's food for thought.

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