Dr. John von Neumann speaking at the dedication of the NORD

This page relates to an audio recording of John von Neumann's speech on the occasion of the first public showing of the IBM Naval Ordnance Research Calculator (NORD) December 2, 1954. The original recording was made available by the late Mike Muuss. As far as I know, this is the only audio recording of von Neumann publically available on the web.

The original recording made available by Muuss is divided in several separate segments, and uses the somewhat obsolete .au audio format. For convenience, I am making available here an alternative complete recording in the more common .mp3 format (25 minutes running time, 12MByte download).

Some observations: