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Calculating a natural world : scientists, engineers, and computers during the rise of U.S. cold war research

Author: Atsushi Akera
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: Inside technology.
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How the complex interplay of academic, commercial, and military interests produced an intense period of scientific discovery and technological innovation in computing during the Cold War.
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Akera, Atsushi.
Calculating a natural world.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006046247
(OCoLC)68417002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Atsushi Akera
ISBN: 9780262266895 026226689X 9781429477192 1429477199 1282098519 9781282098510
OCLC Number: 145464088
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 427 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: An ecology of knowledge: technical and institutional developments in computing, 1900-1945 --
Biography and the circulation of knowledge: John Mauchly and the origins of electronic computing --
From ecology to network: John von Neumann and postwar negotiations over computer-development research --
Knowledge and organization: redefining computer-development research at the national bureau of standards --
Research and rhetoric: Jay Forrester and federal sponsorship of academic research --
Institutions and border crossings: Cuthbert Hurd and his applied science field men --
Voluntarism and occupational identity: the IBM users' group, share --
Research and education: the academic computing centers at MIT and the University of Michigan --
Discipline and service: research on computer time sharing at MIT and the University of Michigan.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Atsushi Akera.

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How the complex interplay of academic, commercial, and military interests produced an intense period of scientific discovery and technological innovation in computing during the Cold War.

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