on 30 June 2001
It is difficult not to wonder what would people like John von Neumann could do if they were alive today - it is *so* impressive to see what they managed to achieve with the technology they had at the time. There is no doubt we are in debt with these guys (von Neumann, Shannon, Turing, etc.)
Read the original works - like "The Computer and the Brain". They are as valid today as they were many, many years ago.