The Little Man Computer

A simple imaginary computer for teaching beginners how a computer works.

ost computers in used today have what we call the von Neumann architecture, name after the brilliant mathematician John von Neumann, who is credited with coming up with the concept, although the credit really belongs to German engineer Konrad Zuse who built the first computer the Z1, on these principles.

Computers where too expensive in the early days to have in home or class rooms, so Dr. Stuart Madnick came up with a simplified paper version…