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RAND and the information evolution : a history in essays and vignettes

Author: Willis H Ware
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2008.
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This professional memoir describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical desk calculators, electric accounting machines, and analog computers. The memoir includes photographs and vignettes that reveal the collegial, creative, and often playful spirit in which the groundbreaking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ware, Willis H.
RAND and the information evolution.
Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2008
(OCoLC)609213467
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Willis H Ware
ISBN: 9780833045133 083304513X
OCLC Number: 233591958
Description: xxvi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Department --
RAND's first computer people --
RAND's early computers --
A building for people with computers --
Project essays --
Lore, snippets, and snapshots --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Willis H. Ware.
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This professional memoir describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical desk calculators, electric accounting machines, and analog computers. The memoir includes photographs and vignettes that reveal the collegial, creative, and often playful spirit in which the groundbreaking research was conducted at RAND.

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