IBM's Application (1966) 36 AOJP 2395

Posted by Anton Hughes on Sunday, July 03, 2005 with No comments
At 2396: [T]he inventor's contribution appears to lie in the discovery that a flow table, apart from "illustrating history by numbering", contains also sufficient data for a circuit to be constructed. This may have been a very meritorious discovery, particularly in view of the fact that the existence of hidden wiring code within a flow table had probably not been suspected earlier. Nevertheless, the discovery of the code or the code itself cannot be considered as a manner of manufacture.