The earliest comparable use of vacuum tubes in the U.S. seems to have
been by John Atanasoff at what was then Iowa State College (now
University). During the period 1937–1942 Atanasoff developed
techniques for using vacuum tubes to perform numerical calculations
digitally. In 1939, with the assistance of his student Clifford Berry,
Atanasoff began building what is sometimes called the Atanasoff-Berry
Computer, or ABC, a small-scale special-purpose electronic digital
machine for the solution of systems of linear algebraic equations. The
machine contained approximately 300 vacuum tubes. Although the
electronic part of the machine functioned successfully, the computer as a
whole never worked reliably, errors being introduced by the
unsatisfactory binary card-reader. Work was discontinued in 1942 when
Atanasoff left Iowa State.”
These are my print for an editorial piece for the passage above.
My prints I did for a wine company called C&O Wines.
Lino prints I did for a editorial piece. For the poem:
charlies bukowski - back to the machine gun
“i awaken about noon and go out to get the mail
in my old torn bathrobe.
i’m hung over
hair down in my eyes
gingerly walking on the small sharp rocks
in my path
still afraid of pain behind my four-day beard.
the young housewife next door shakes a rug
out of her window and sees me:
god damn! it’s almost like being shot in the ass
with a .22
“hello,” i say
gathering up my visa card bill, my pennysaver coupons,
a dept. of water and power past-due notice,
a letter from the mortgage people
plus a demand from the weed abatement department
giving me 30 days to clean up my act.
i mince back again over the small sharp rocks
thinking, maybe i’d better write something tonight,
they all seem
to be closing in.
there’s only one way to handle those motherfuckers.
the night harness races will have to wait.”
These are strips I designed for the radio times.