George Dyson takes us on a whistle-stop tour of computing history, with many intriguing glimpses of the notebooks of the computer pioneers. There's a transcript too. Probably this relates to his book Turing's Cathedral: the Origins of the Digital Universe
which is worth a read. There's a longer talk by Dyson on the same topics athttps://video.ias.edu/dyson-talk-3-12
"The First Five Kilobytes are the Hardest: Alan Turing, John von Neumann, and the Origins of the Digital Universe at the IAS"
(About 18mins in Dyson starts going through the illustrations he used in Cathedral
and explaining them)
In this shorter talk we see
Hobbes saying that logic and arithmetic are the same thing
Leibniz' notes on binary arithmetic
Sketches of bit-serial multiplier and divider (EDVAC?)
Richardson's weather forecast grid
and his electrical mind
Big family tree of computer evolution
Several photos of the IAS machine
Binary behaviour of 6J6 vaccum tube
Wire memory prototype
First digital bitmap display (1954)
IAS log books: two minutes of running time, cartoons
"Damn it I can be just as stubborn as this thing"
"Mouse has climbed into blower unit ... no more mouse"
"Picked a bug off the drum"
"Machine a thing of beauty and a joy forever"
Barricelli's notes on artificial life
and pictures of his universes
and his deck of punched cards - his source code
Final entry in the log book - Julian Bigelow signs off at midnight
via the BBC's timeline of computer history athttp://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/zxsrcdm
which includes several video clips and transcripts.
This picture is captioned “Electrical Model illustrating a Mind having a Will but capable of only Two Ideas,” by Lewis Fry Richardson in 1930