THINKING MACHINE NOTES ARCHIVE

RAY'S THINKING MACHINE NOTES,
GATHERED FROM FOLDERS THROUGHOUT HIS LIFETIME

This Work is in Progress, will have as many notes scanned as possible!
A few PDFs run from most recent date to oldest or have some pages upside down.
Scan methods are being improved,
but for now each will be put up as is. (Glossary of Abbreviations)*


  1. 1956-1966  Folder Set: Notes for Talks and Papers

    1. 1-94 : IRE talk,1956; Namur paper 1958; MIT talk 1958; IRE Convention 1960
    2. 101-291 : Notes for talks, includes notes about minimal coding in 1959

  2. 1960-1962 Folder Set: 1960 TM: Early Plans
          Saved from Big Apartment Fire! Edges Burned!!

    1. 67-493 : Notes: Plans from 10/08/1960 -- 2/02/1962

  3. 1961-1962 Folder Set: 1961-2 TM: Early Notes --- From 1961-2,
          Saved from Big Apartment Fire! Edges Burned!!
         This folder is relevant to Dartmouth 1956 Workshop.

    1. 338-393 : Notes from 8/07/1961 -- ~8/26/1961
    2. 402-467 : Notes from 9/10/1961 -- 10/04/1961
      (Note says p393 is followed by p402)
    3. 468-483 : Notes from 10/04/1961 -- 10/20/1961
    4. 517, 533-558 : Notes from 3/07/1962 -- 4/30/1962
    5. 539-541, 565, 550, 551 : Notes from 4/20/1962 -- 5/02/1962
    6. 559-564 : Notes from 5/07/1964 -- 5/08/1964

  4. 1964 Folder Set: 1964 TM: Early Notes --- From 1964, Saved from
         That Terrible Apartment Fire! Edges Burned!!
         More ideas transitioning from Dartmouth toward Algorithmic Probability

    1. 702-732 : Notes from 2/07/1964 -- 2/28/1964
    2. 733-770 : Notes from 3/09/1964 -- 3/28/1964
    3. 771-776 : Notes from 3/29/1964 -- 4/01/1964
    4. 776-787 : Notes from 4/02/1964 -- 4/08/1964
    5. 788-811 : Notes from 4/08/1964 -- 4/20/1964



    Notes saved from fire

    File Cover, 1997 Notes

    Notes saved from fire


  5. 1997  Folder Set: 97 TM General: From 1/1/1997 to 12/29/1997

    1. cover : Folder Cover 1997: Learning How to Learn, consciousness, general notes
    2. 1-94 : Notes from 1/1/1997 -- 4/16/1997
    3. 101-291 : Notes from 4/17/1997 -- 9/10/1997
    4. 1-3 : Notes on consciousness, Sept. 1997
    5. 210-219 : A Review; notes from 9/13/1997 to D/18/1997

  6. 1998  Folder Set: 98 TM : From 12/15/2002 to 12/29/2003, much focus
         on work related to NIPS, Lugano

    1. cover : Folder Cover 1998: /li>
    2. 201-291 : Notes from 4/06/1998 -- D/29/1998
    3. 292-397 : Notes from 8/05/2003 -- N/04/2003
    4. 293-304 : Extra Copy Notes from 8/05/03 -- 8/011/03
    5. 398-452 : Notes from N/04/2003 -- D/29/2003
    6. 288-287 : Notes (found later) insert pp. 287-288

  7. 2002-2003  Folder Set: 3 TM NIPS: From 12/15/2002 to 12/29/2003, much focus
         on work related to NIPS, Lugano

    1. 1-200 : Notes from 12/15/2002 -- 4/30/2003
    2. 201-291 : Notes from 5/02/2003 -- 8/04/2003
    3. 292-397 : Notes from 8/05/2003 -- N/04/2003
    4. 293-304 : Extra Copy Notes from 8/05/03 -- 8/011/03
    5. 398-452 : Notes from N/04/2003 -- D/29/2003
    6. 288-287 : Notes (found later) insert pp. 287-288

  8. 2004  Folder Set: 4 TM: From 1/01/2004 to 12/28/2004 (scans run in reverse order.)

    1. 1-100 : Notes from 1/01/2004 -- 3/29/2004
    2. 101-199 : Notes from 3/31/2004 -- 8/14/2004
    3. 131,138 : copy of screwed up pages 131, 138
    4. 200-325 : Notes from 8/16/2004 -- D/28/2004
    5. Cover for 1-100 : Cover for folder (pp 1-100)
    6. Cover for 100-199 : Cover for folder (pp 101-199)
    7. Cover for 200-325 : Cover for folder (pp 200-325)

  9. 2005 Folder Set: 5 TM: From 1/01/2005 to 12/28/2005; (scans run in correct order)

    1. 1-124 : Notes from 1/03/2005 -- 6/14/2005
    2. 101-199 : Notes from 6/15/2005 -- D/31/2005







*Glossary of Abbreviations
TM = Thinking Machine
NIPS = talk given at NIPS 2003 (See publications for paper of NIPS talk)