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The history of computing : a biographical portrait of the visionaries who shaped the destiny of the computer industry

Author: Marguerite Zientara
Publisher: Framingham, MA : CW Communications, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Blaise Pascal; Gottfried Wilhelm Leigniz, Freiherr von; George Boole; William Burroughs; Charles Babbage; Herman Hollerith; Thomas J Watson, Sr.; Alan Mathison Turing; Konrad Zuse; J Presper Eckert, Jr.; John William Mauchly; Grace M Hopper
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marguerite Zientara
OCLC Number: 8157729
Notes: Computerworld's 12-part "History of Computing."
Description: 56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The life of Blaise Pascal --
pt. 2. The Leibniz legacy. --
pt. 3. Charles Babbage: man before his time --
pt. 4. George Boole: progenitor of information theory --
pt. 5. William Burroughs: liberation from calculation --
pt. 6. Herman Hollerith: punched cards come of age --
pt. 7. Thomas J. Watson Sr.: the businessman's businessman --
pt. 8. Alan M. Turing: from theory to reality --
pt. 9. Konrad Zuse --
an interview with the inventor of the world's first fully functional programmable digital computer --
pt. 10. Eckert & Mauchly: pulling it all together --
pt. 11. Capt. Grace M. Hopper & the genesis of programming languages --
pt. 12. What's past is prologue: a glimpse into the future.
Other Titles: Computerworld.
Responsibility: by Marguerite Zientara.

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