Book ID: CBB001180065

Electronic brains: Stories from the dawn of the computer age (2005)


Hally, Mike (Author)

Joseph Henry Press

Publication Date: 2005
Physical Details: xxiii + 275 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Description By the 1960s, IBM, once a manufacturer of mechanical tabulators, had beaten all rivals and dominated the world computer market. But IBM came late to the race. From the 1930s to the 1950s, small independent teams on four continents worked on the development of the very first modern computers - practical, electronic, multipurpose, digital machines with memory for data and programs. Contents: From ABC to ENIAC -- UNIVAC -- Saviour of the Census -- Saluting the Moose -- When Britain Led the Computing World -- LEO the Lyons Computer -- So Then We Took the Roof Off -- Wizards of Oz -- Water on the Brain -- It's Not About Being First : the Rise and Rise of IBM -- Arithmetic -- Technical bits. (from WorldCat)

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Authors & Contributors
Shanahan, Martin
Welsh, Joe
Knake, Sebastian
Fleming, Anne
Tinn, Honghong
Luckin, Richard W.
Railroad History
Business History Review
Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Technology and Culture
Agricultural History
Voyageur Press
John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri-St. Louis
William Morrow
W. W. Norton & Co.
Harvard University Press
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Competition, Business
Business history
History of Computing
Business and commerce
Passenger trains
Tomlinson, Raymond W.
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
United States
West Germany
Great Britain
Pennsylvania Railroad
Computer History Museum
New York Central Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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