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Pioneer programmer : Jean Jennings Bartik and the computer that changed the world

Author: Jean Bartik; Jon T Rickman; Kim D Todd
Publisher: Kirksville, Missouri : Truman State University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the only autobiography by any of the six original ENIAC programmers, Bartik tells her story, exposing myths about the computer's origin and properly crediting those behind the computing innovations that shape our daily lives."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jean Bartik; Jean Bartik
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Bartik; Jon T Rickman; Kim D Todd
ISBN: 9781612480862 1612480861
OCLC Number: 854828754
Description: xxiii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: The start of something big --
The originators, the women, and the ENIAC --
My story : how it all began --
Human "computer" to ENIAC programmer --
Apricot brandy and nighttime logic --
Surrounded by brilliance --
Moving on, and the glass ceiling --
The trial to overturn the ENIAC patent --
The ENIAC women in the spotlight --
Epilogue: Looking back --
Afterword / by Kim D. Todd.
Responsibility: Jean Jennings Bartik ; autobiography edited by John T. Rickman and Kim D. Todd.

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"In the only autobiography by any of the six original ENIAC programmers, Bartik tells her story, exposing myths about the computer's origin and properly crediting those behind the computing innovations that shape our daily lives."--Jacket.

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