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Introduction

  • Leo CorryEmail author
  • Raya Leviathan
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSHIST)

Abstract

In the early years of the State of Israel, at the dawn of the age of the electronic computer, a state-of-the-art automatic digital machine was built in the small town of Rehovot. This was the WEIZAC computer. This book tells the story of the WEIZAC project and of its immediate contribution to creating a computer-savvy community of users within the scientific and industrial realms in Israel, as well as in preparing the road for adopting the computer as a main tool in government and security agencies.

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© The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of HumanitiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Science Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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