TITLE

Digital image scanning turns 50 years old

AUTHOR(S)
Jones-Bey, Hassaun A.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Laser Focus World;Jul2007, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a black and white image of a baby that paved the way for the development of computer imaging technologies. The image was taken in 1957 by computer pioneer Russell Kirsch of the then National Bureau of Standards (NBS) when he and his colleagues developed the first programmable computer, the Standards Eastern Automatic Computer (SEAC). Kirsch developed a rotating drum scanner and programming for the SEAC that allowed for images to be fed into it.
ACCESSION #
25844377

 

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