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ENIAC, the triumphs and tragedies of the world's first computer

Author: Scott McCartney
Publisher: New York : Walker, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Mauchly and Presper Eckert designed and built the first digital, electronic computer. This is the story of their three-year race to create the legendary ENIAC and their three-decade struggle to gain credit for it.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott McCartney
ISBN: 0802713483 9780802713483
OCLC Number: 40534855
Description: viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Ancestors --
ch. 2. Kid and a dreamer --
ch. 3. Crunched by numbers --
ch. 4. Getting started --
ch. 5. Five times one thousand --
ch. 6. Whose machine was it, anyway? --
ch. 7. Out on their own --
ch. 8. Whose idea was it, anyway?
Responsibility: Scott McCartney.

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Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of John Mauchly and Presper Eckert's personal papers, "ENIAC" tells the story of the three-year race to complete the  Read more...

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