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Funding a revolution : government support for computing research

Author: National Research Council Committee on Innovations in Computing and Communications
Publisher: Washington, D.C National Academy Press c 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of computing since World War II to elucidate the federal government's role in funding computing research, supporting the education of computer scientists and engineers, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council Committee on Innovations in Computing and Communications
ISBN: 0309062780 9780309062787
OCLC Number: 246584055
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-265)
Description: xxiii, 273 p graph. Darst 23 cm
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Economic Perspectives on Public Support for Research; 5 3 Federal Support for Research Infrastructure; 6 4 The Organization of Federal Support: A Historical Review; 7 5 Lessons From History; 8 6 The Rise of Relational Databases; 9 7 Development of the Internet and the World Wide Web; 10 8 Theoretical Research: Intangible Cornerstone of Computer Science; 11 9 Development in Artificial Intelligence; 12 10 Virtual Reality Comes of Age; 13 Bibliography; 14 Appendix: Committee Biographies
Responsibility: Committee on Innovations in Computing and Communications: Lessons from History, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council
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