Год издания: 2004
Количество страниц: 325
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Most people trace the origins of the computer to three people: Alan Turing, the World War II cryptologist; John von Neumann, the father of scientific computing; and Steve Jobs, the popularizer of the personal computer. They're wrong. The true story is muc more complex, and infinitely more interesting. It begins at a time when computers were people, when women numbering in the hundreds sat together in a crowded room performing simple tasks and functioning as a whole, as a giant information-processing achine. From this humble beginning, the digital electronic marvel of today began to take shape. Here is the story of such early pioneers as William Mauchley, who tried to build a machine that would enable racetracks to post up-to-the-last-minute odds, andthe riveting tale of Jay Forrester, whose determination to build a flight simulator led to the development of the first successful real-time computer. Flowing like a page-turning thriller, with each unlikely piece of the computer's...