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A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays

Author: N Metropolis; J Howlett; Gian-Carlo Rota
Publisher: New York : Academic Press, 1980.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Kongreß
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Los Alamos (NM, 1976)
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
International Research Conference on the History of Computing (1976 : Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory).
History of computing in the twentieth century.
New York : Academic Press, 1980
(OCoLC)568703795
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N Metropolis; J Howlett; Gian-Carlo Rota
ISBN: 0124916503 9780124916500
OCLC Number: 5492189
Notes: "Original versions of these papers were presented at the International Research Conference on the History of Computing, held at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 10-15 June 1976."
Description: xix, 659 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
We would know what they thought when they did it / R.W. Hamming --
Historiography: a perspective for computer scientists / Kenneth O. May --
Part II. The human side --
Computer developments 1935-1955, as seen from Cambridge, U.S.A. / Garrett Birkhoff --
Pioneering work on computers at Bletchley / I.J. Good --
The COLOSSUS / B. Randell --
Von Neumann: the interaction of mathematics and computing / S.M. Ulam --
Turing's work at the National Physical Laboratory and the construction of Pilot ACE, DEUCE, and ACE / J.H. Wilkinson --
The Smithsonian computer history project and some personal recollections / Henry S. Tropp --
Part III. The languages --
Programming in America in the 1950s: some personal impressions / John Backus --
The early development of programming in the USSR / Andrei P. Ershov and Mikhail R. Shura-Bura --
The early development of programming languages / Donald E. Knuth and Luis Trabb Pardo --
Reflections on the evolution of algorithmic language / Mark B. Wells --
Part IV. The machines --
Computer development at the Institute for Advanced Study / Julian Bigelow --
From ENIAC to the stored-program computer: two revolutions in computers / Arthur W. Burks --
Computer development at Argonne National Laboratory / J.C. Chu --
The ORDVAC and the ILLIAC / James E. Robertson --
WHIRLWIND / Robert R. Everett --
Reminiscences of Oak Ridge / A.S. Householder --
Computer development at IBM / Cuthbert C. Hurd --
The SWAC: the National Bureau of Weather Standards Western Automatic Computer / Harry D. Huskey --
Computer development at Manchester University / S.H. Lavington --
A history of the sieve process / D.H. Lehmer --
The MANIAC / N. Metropolis --
Early research on computers at RCA / Jan Rajchman --
Memories of the Bureau of Standards' SEAC / Ralph J. Slutz --
Early computers / George R. Stibitz --
The start of an ERA: Engineering Research Associates, Inc., 1946-1955 / Erwin Tomash --
Early programming development in Cambridge / M.V. Wilkes --
Part V. The places --
Between Zuse and Rutishauser: the early development of digital computing in central Europe / Friedrich L. Bauer --
The ENIAC / J. Presper Eckert, Jr. --
The ENIAC / John W. Mauchly --
Computers in the University of London, 1945-1962 / Andrew D. Booth --
A programmer's early memories / Edsger W. Dijkstra --
Early history of computing in Japan / Ryota Suekane --
From mechanical linkages to electronic computers: recollections from Czechoslovakia / Antonin Svoboda --
Central European prehistory of computing / H. Zemanek --
Some remarks on the history of computing in Germany / Konrad Zuse --
The origins of digital computers: supplementary bibliography / B. Randell.
Responsibility: edited by N. Metropolis, J. Howlett, Gian-Carlo Rota ; contributors, John Backus [and others].

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