Talk:Konrad Zuse

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No mention of the working model at the Univery of ErlangenEdit

Why is this not there? They have restored a Zuse Z23 and got it working. That should really be in there. --~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2003:CD:E705:8D99:5891:F550:9332:8AA2 (talk) 13:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Inaccuracies in Zuse ArticleEdit

I made no changes to this page, because I have never edited a Wikipedia page, but a number of items on the page are either factually, verifiably, incorrect, or are at best worded so as to be misleading. It sounds more like propaganda than encyclopedic, fact-based information.

For example, the claim that Zuse's Z22 was the first computer with a memory based on magnetic storage is contradicted by readily available, well-sourced information on the Wikipedia pages on magnetic drum storage and magnetic core storage, among many other sources. The first Z22 was released for use in February 1958. The IBM 603 released in 1953 had magnetic drum memory. MIT's Whirlwind had magnetic core memory in 1953.

The claim near the top of the article that Zuse is often regarded as the "inventor of the computer" is very misleading at best and not very useful. Apart from a few revisionist German authors and Zuse's own family, very few people would regard Zuse, who did not build a fully electronic functioning computer until 1957-58, as the "inventor of the computer."

Many of the references cited are not verifiable or orignial material, such as note 7, which references a comment made by his son about an event that happened before the son was born and given in a talk 65 years after the event. Several citations are from Zuse's own reminiscing in later life.

Zuse was an intelligent tinkerer with some novel ideas, but this article in Wikipedia contains dubious claims. Zuse was about 10 years behind others in most of his work. He was not the breakthrough pioneer that this article makes him out to be.

Thses comments are not meant to be about Zuse-- he did a lot of good work, They are about a misleading Wikipedia article, and a plea for someone with the time and knowledge to correct it. (talk) 20:11, 26 July 2013 (UTC) Chuck Herbert,

Yes, I agree with you! The Problem is, many Germans think (the Media Propaganda is here horrible in Germany!) this Guy is the Father of all Computers in the World! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:21, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Umm... You may be a 'bit' wrong here, Zuse was the first one to create fully functional, digital, fully and freely programmable, Turing-complete computer resembling modern computers, it operated on binary, had separation of control and storage etc. It was definitely a breakthrough, and he did this(Z3) two years before Alan Turing. He built the first commercial computer, invented the first high level language, Plankalkuel, FORTRAN came atleast a decade later... He also founded the world's first computer startup company Zuse-Ingenieurbüro Hopferau.

And another thing, no one is the father of the computer... Zuse invented the first fully functioning modern computer, the German, Wilhelm Schickard was arguably the father of the computer age... You can say the German Leibniz to be the first computer engineer because of his invention of binary, without which, Microsoft would have been a coffee company... Babbage envisioned programmable computers, but was not able to build them without binary... Alan Turing and Kurt Goedel contributed significantly to computers too... If someone names anyone of them singly as the father of the computer, either he/she doesn't know about computers, or he/she didn't read history during school.

And to the one who thinks that media propaganda is rampant in Germany, well you are rookies, ever heard of BBC? ———— Belegthorn of Gondor (talk) 12:13, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

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IEEE Computer Pioneers by J. A. N. LeeEdit

Short: Biography, Education, Honors and Awards

Zuse, Konrad, Computer Design-Past, Present, Future: talk given by Prof. Konrad Zuse, in Lund/Sweden, Oct. 2, 1987, IEEE

"Computer Pioneers - Konrad Zuse". -- (talk) 23:57, 13 May 2018 (UTC)


From about the fifth page of An Introduction to Digital Philosophy, by Edward Fredkin, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Vol. 42, No. 2, February 2003:

"We then discovered Konrad Zuse, who in the late 1960s, came up with a similar general concept of DP, and published a book called Rechnender Raum (“Calculating space”) (Zuse, 1969). We invited him to come to MIT where (according to his account) he found the ideas in his book appreciated for the first and only time during his life."

I believe that was the occasion of the 1981 Physics of Computation conference at MIT, organized by Fredkin, Landauer and Toffoli, papers from which were published in 3 issues of the International Journal of Theoretical Physics in 1982. (talk) 12:54, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Whole reconstruction paragraph needs citationsEdit

Between 1987 and 1989, Zuse recreated the Z1, suffering a heart attack midway through the project. It cost 800,000 DM, (approximately $500,000) and required four individuals (including Zuse) to assemble it. Funding for this retrocomputing project was provided by Siemens and a consortium of five companies.[citation needed]

-- (talk) 17:01, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 November 2019Edit

By Telegraph Act of 1869 Mr Zuse was born into Guam ! SCpGEN (talk) 08:12, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

  Not done. It's not clear what changes you want to make (or what you're even talking about). –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 14:40, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Zuse AG or Zuse KG?Edit

This article, and some other places, say "Zuse KG" as Zuse's company's name. A book I have, The History of Computers by Les Freed, along with pages resulting from a Google search for "Zuse AG", say that Zuse's company was called "Zuse AG". Most of those Google results actually seem to use "Zuse KG" and "Zuse AG" interchangeably. Example: --Golemwire (talk) 19:58, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

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