Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 275
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The first truly modern computers were introduced just after World War II. Practical, electronic, multipurpose, digital machines with memory for both data and programs, they were developed by a range of pioneering teams across four continents. This is the story of how it all started. We've come so far, so fast. Within a relatively short period of time, we've managed to put enormous computing power in offices and homes around the globe. But before there was an IBM, before there were laptops and personal PCs, there were small, independent teams of pioneers working on the development of the very first computer. Spread across four continents and ranging in temperament and talent, they built practical, electronic, multi-purpose, digital machines with memory for both data and programs. Tracing the period just after World War II when the first truly modern computers were developed, The Electronic Brain chronicles the escapades of the world's first "techies." Some of the...