Digital image scanning turns 50 years old

Jones-Bey, Hassaun A.
July 2007
Laser Focus World;Jul2007, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p46
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.


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