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Grace Hopper and the invention of the information age

Author: Kurt Beyer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Series: Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a biography which explores the career of computer visionary Grace Murray Hopper, whose innovative work in programming laid the foundations for the user-friendliness of today's personal computers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
Named Person: Grace Murray Hopper; Grace Hopper; Grace Murray Hopper; Grace Murray Hopper; Grace Murray Hopper
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Beyer
ISBN: 9780262013109 026201310X
OCLC Number: 263065377
Description: xii, 389 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The myth of amazing Grace --
The rebirth of Grace Murray Hopper --
The origins of computer programming --
The Harvard Computation Laboratory --
The beginning of a computing community --
The 1947 Harvard symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery --
Staring into the abyss --
The education of a computer --
IBM answers Remington Rand's challenge --
The development of problem-oriented languages --
Distributed invention matures : Grace Hopper and the development of Cobol --
Inventing the information age.
Series Title: Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
Responsibility: Kurt Beyer.
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