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Are there any good books about Zuse? He's mentioned in passing in almost every computer history book, like the "The Dream Machine".

Mostly they just say that his work was destroyed, and not much more, which is a shame! And then they devote hundreds of pages to his contemporaries.

I searched Amazon and apparently has an autobiography, which doesn't appear to be widely read:


There is a rather nice archive of his papers here: http://zuse.zib.de

In the 1990s, I had to go through considerable lengths to obtain a physical copy of his book describing his "Plankalk├╝l" programming language; nowadays it's conveniently available online.

If you are visiting Berlin you'll likely enjoy a visit to the Technology Museum (https://sdtb.de/) - there's a a great Zuse exhibit (and the trains!)

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