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Electronic brains : stories from the dawn of the computer age

Author: Mike Hally
Publisher: London : Granta, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating account of the eccentric men and women and who laid the foundations for the computerized world we now live in and the machines they built, vividly recreating the atmosphere of those  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Hally
ISBN: 1862078394 9781862078390
OCLC Number: 224930075
Description: xxiii, 274 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. From ABC to ENIAC --
2. UNIVAC: saviour of the census --
3. Saluting the moose --
4. When Britain led the computing world --
5. LEO the Lyons Computer --
6. So then we took the roof off --
7. Wizards of Oz --
8. Water on the brain --
9. It's not about being first: the rise and rise of IBM --
Epilogue --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Mike Hally.

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