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Jacquard's web : how a hand-loom led to the birth of the information age

Autor: James Essinger
Editorial: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2004
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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In this tale James Essinger shows through a series of historical connections (spanning two centuries and never investigated before) that the Jacquard loom kick-started a process of scientific  Leer más

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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: James Essinger
ISBN: 0192805770 9780192805775 9780192805782 0192805789
Número OCLC: 249431763
Descripción: XI, 302 S Ill 20 cm
Contenido: Acknowledgements; 1. The engraving that wasn't; 2. A better mouse-trap; 3. The son of a master weaver; 4. The emperor's new clothes; 5. From weaving to computing; 6. The difference engine; 7. The analytical engine; 8. A question of faith and funding; 9. The lady who loved the Jacquard loom; 10. A crisis with the American census; 11. The first Jacquard looms that wove information; 12. The birth of IBM; 13. The Thomas Watson phenomenon; 14. Howard Aiken dreams of a computer; 15. IBM and the Harvard Mark 1; 16. Weaving at the speed of light; 17. The future; Index
Responsabilidad: by James Essinger
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An entertaining and illuminating exercise in making connections between apparently disparate scientific endeavours. TLS

 
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