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Turing : a novel about computation

Auteur : Christos H Papadimitriou
Éditeur : Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
Édition/format :   Livre : Fiction : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"Our hero is Turing, an interactive tutoring program and namesake (or virtual emanation?) of Alan Turing, World War II code breaker and father of computer science. In this unusual novel, Turing's idiosyncratic version of intellectual history from a computational point of view unfolds in tandem with the story of a love affair involving Ethel, a successful computer executive, Alexandros, a melancholy archaeologist,  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Didactic fiction
Love stories
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Personne nommée : Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Christos H Papadimitriou
ISBN : 0262162180 9780262162180 9780262256766 0262256762 9780262661911 0262661918
Numéro OCLC : 51879767
Description : 284 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Responsabilité : by Christos H. Papadimitriou.

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The world of computation according to Turing, an interactive tutoring program, as told to star-crossed lovers; a novel.  Lire la suite...

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"... inventively interwoven with a romance and intellectual mystery." Sally Abbott San Francisco Chronicle "What's most delightful about Turing is the charmed glow that Papadimitriou's prose sheds Lire la suite...

 
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