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Alan Turing and his Contemporaries By Edited by Simon H. Lavington

Alan Turing and his Contemporaries
by Edited by Simon H. Lavington

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Secret wartime projects in areas such as code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This is the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period. Their influence is still discernable deep down within today's hardware and software.
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Alan Turing and his Contemporaries: Building the world's first computers by Edited by Simon H. Lavington

Secret wartime projects in code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This is the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period. By 1955 computers had begun to appear in the market-place. The Information Age was dawning and Alan Turing and his contemporaries held centre stage. Their influence is still discernable deep down within today's hardware and software.

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Alan Turing and his Contemporaries Reviews


Fantastic! This is an excellent romp through early computer history, placing Alan Turing's work in a broader context and introducing the reader to some of the significant machines and personalities that created our digital world. The myth of a lone inventor is rarely true - this book leads the reader through complex but intriguing stories of the sung and unsung heroes and machines of a pioneering computing industry.

-- Dr Tilly Blyth * Science Museum *

There can be no doubt that Alan Turing was a brilliant man who changed the course of history in countless ways, but there were many other brilliant minds involved in bringing computer science to life and ultimately into our homes. This fascinating book reminds us of the importance of their contribution. A fitting tribute to those who gave the world so much.

-- Kate Russell * BBC Click *

About Edited by Simon H. Lavington


Chris Burton is one of the world's leading restorers of historic computers. Professor Martin Campbell-Kelly is the UK's foremost computer historian. Dr Roger Johnson is a past President of the British Computer Society. Professor Simon Lavington is the Computer Conservation Society's digital Archivist. All are committee members of the Computer Conservation Society.

Table of Contents


1. The ideas men. 2. Ivory towers and tea rooms. 3. The Manchester machines 4. Meanwhile, in deepest Hertfordshire 5. One man in a barn 6. Aces and Deuces 7. Into the market place 8. Hindsight and foresight: Turing's legacy 9. Bibliography and references 10. Timeline: Alan Turing's life with computers. 11. Index.

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GOR010128240
Alan Turing and his Contemporaries: Building the world's first computers by Edited by Simon H. Lavington
Edited by Simon H. Lavington
Used - Like New
Paperback
BCS Learning & Development Limited
2012-02-01
126
1906124906
9781906124908
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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