Comments on: The Computer History Museum opens its big new exhibit The First General-Purpose Electronic Computer Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:03:52 +0000 hourly 1 By: Gini M Calcerano Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:03:52 +0000 The CHM is making a movie?
You are right that people make claims for Atanasoff that he never made for himself. Unfortunately he didn’t work hard to change their minds, either. Like Von Neumann.
This is an interesting, and I think accurate take on the people currently in charge of the CHM. Tell us more about the movie?

By: steve Tue, 01 Feb 2011 22:36:35 +0000 The new Computer Museum is not a credible and honest version of what the history of the computer is. Describing Von Neumann in glowing terms without stating that he DID in fact steal the idea of the computer architecture from Eckert and Mauchly, as most fair people acknowledge, says alot about the museum. It’s just selling the Von Neumann gang’s manufactured version of events which has disreputable motives. Goldstine, Smiley, Burks etc are part of this same gang.
Needless to say, they also describe the Atanasoff’s ABC in glowing terms stating that computer was completed in 1942. Atanasoff himself stated that the ABC was never completed.
Looking at the people heading this Museum, they sound suspiciously incompetent. They seem to have mainly a business background and have no technical expertise. They are just making a movie and I find it quite scandalous.