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Computing in Russia: The History of Computer Devices and Information Technology Revealed

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This book is the first compendium on the development of the computer in Russia to appear in the West. After briefly illuminating the history of Russian mechanical calculation devices, the book largely focuses on the first generations of (military and civilian) electronic computers, most of which were developed in the Soviet Union during the "Space-Race" and the Cold War, simultaneously with similarly fundamental developments in computing the U.S.A. The reader is introduced to computers and cybernetics from mathematical, technical, social and cultural perspectives through archive material and through texts by some of the preeminent veterans of Russian computing (historians, engineers, military historians). This alternative history and pre-history of information processing and of the computer ends with adopting of the IBM standard and of Western technologies around 1970. Under the title Arifmometr (the name of the first Russian calculating device), a critical part of Eastern European technological culture is (re)-discovered for the reader; at the same time, the reader is reminded of the alternatives to the Western hemisphere's concept of the computer, which are of decisive historical interest.

Synopsis:

This is the first compendium on the development of the computer in Russia to appear in the West.

Synopsis:

This book is the first compendium on the development of the computer in Russia to appear in the West. After briefly illuminating the history of Russian mechanical calculation devices, the book largely focuses on the first generations of (military and civilian) electronic computers, most of which were developed in the Soviet Union during the "Space-Race" and the Cold War, simultaneously with similarly fundamental developments in computing in the U.S.A. The reader is introduced to computers and cybernetics from mathematical, technical, social and cultural perspectives through archive material and through texts by some of the preeminent veterans of Russian computing (historians, engineers, military historians).

About the Author


Wolfgang Ernst is guest professor for the history, theory and aesthetics of media at the Institute for Film and Television Studies at the Ruhr-University, Bochum.

Table of Contents

The First Calculating Devices in Russia - Machines for the Comparison of Philosophical Ideas - Military Machines and Other Computers - Cybernetics and Information Sciences in Russia - Political, Social and Economic Conditions - Biographical/Bibliographical Notes on Significant Engineers and Scientists

Product Details

ISBN:
9783528057572
Editor:
Trogeman, Georg
Editor:
Ernst, Wolfgang
Author:
Trogemann, Georg
Author:
Trogeman, Georg
Author:
Nitussov, Alexander Y.
Author:
Ernst, Wolfgang
Publisher:
Vieweg+teubner Verlag
Location:
Braunschweig/Wiesbaden, Germany
Subject:
General
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Electronic digital computers
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Electronic data processing
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
history of computing
Subject:
Computer Science, general
Subject:
Computers Reference-History and Society
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Book
Series Volume:
no. 9903
Publication Date:
20031003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
128 schw.-w. Abb.
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
242 x 168 mm 1 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » History and Society
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History

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"Synopsis" by , This is the first compendium on the development of the computer in Russia to appear in the West.
"Synopsis" by , This book is the first compendium on the development of the computer in Russia to appear in the West. After briefly illuminating the history of Russian mechanical calculation devices, the book largely focuses on the first generations of (military and civilian) electronic computers, most of which were developed in the Soviet Union during the "Space-Race" and the Cold War, simultaneously with similarly fundamental developments in computing in the U.S.A. The reader is introduced to computers and cybernetics from mathematical, technical, social and cultural perspectives through archive material and through texts by some of the preeminent veterans of Russian computing (historians, engineers, military historians).
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