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A Do-It-Yourself Paper Digital Computer, 1959.

Web page by Ptak, John F.
  • Published in 2010
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This wonderful cut-away and paste-up template for a digital computer comes to us from the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, volume 2, issue 9 for September 1959. The PAPAC-00 is a “2-register, 1-bit, fixed-instruction binary digital computer” and was submitted to the journal by Rollin P. Mayer (of the MIT Lincoln Lab).

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	title = {A Do-It-Yourself Paper Digital Computer, 1959.},
	author = {Ptak, John F.},
	url = {http://longstreet.typepad.com/books/2010/11/item-mayer-rollin-p-papac-00-a-do-it-yourself-paper-computer-in-communications-of-the-association-for-computing-machin.html},
	urldate = {2013-05-05},
	abstract = {This wonderful cut-away and paste-up template for a digital computer comes to us from the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, volume 2, issue 9 for September 1959.  The PAPAC-00 is a “2-register, 1-bit, fixed-instruction binary digital computer” and was submitted to the journal by Rollin P. Mayer (of the MIT Lincoln Lab).},
	comment = {},
	collections = {Easily explained,Things to make and do},
	year = 2010
}