The Advent of the First General-Purpose Computer in Iceland
This paper first tells the rather unusual story of the acquisition of the first scientific computer by the University of Iceland. It then goes on to describe the efforts by the staff of the University Computing Centre to introduce key persons to the use of computers and to teach selected groups of people programming and assist them in using the computer. Finally, it lists several applications in widely different areas that ensued during the first six years of the computer’s operation.
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