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Eniac: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer

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Book News Annotation:

A staff writer for the Wall Street Journal, McCartney wades into the controversy over who is responsible for the very first electronic computer. He awards the honor to John Marchly and Presper Eckert, who met in 1941 and were soon funded by the US government to help with the war effort. They christened their behemoth the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer. He draws from newly uncovered documents, original interviews with surviving participants, and Mauchly and Echert's personal papers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-251) and index.

Table of Contents

  1. ch. 1.Ancestors
  2. ch. 2.Kid and a dreamer
  3. ch. 3.Crunched by numbers
  4. ch. 4.Getting started
  5. ch. 5.Five times one thousand
  6. ch. 6.Whose machine was it, anyway? --ch. 7.Out on their own
  7. ch. 8.Whose idea was it, anyway?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802713483
Subtitle:
The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer
Author:
McCartney, Scott
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Electronic digital computers
Subject:
Computer Industry
Subject:
Mainframes & Minicomputers
Subject:
Computer industry -- United States -- History.
Subject:
ENIAC
Publication Date:
June 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
8.07x5.71x1.03 in. .97 lbs.

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» Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » History and Society
» Science and Mathematics » History of Science » Computers

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