Daily Archives: December 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, John von Neumann

One hundred and ten years ago today, John von Neumann is born in Budapest, Hungary. von Neumann was the first to design a computer architecture in which the program and the data it operated on were both stored in the computer’s memory in the same address space, which to this day is the basis of computer design.

Without von Neumann, computers may not be so powerful, you might not have your iPads, and the sophistication of today’s enterprise technology could still be quite crude.