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This best-selling book is now available in an inexpensive softcover format. Imagine living during the Renaissance and being able to interview that eras greatest scientists about their inspirations, discoveries, and personal interests. The latter half of our century has seen its own Renaissance - informations technology has changed irrevocable the way we live, work, and think about the world. We are fortunate, therefore, that the authors of Out of Their Minds have been able to talk so candidly with the founders of computer science.

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"Out of Their Minds" profiles 15 of the planet's foremost computer scientists, including eight winners of the Turing Award, computing's Nobel Prize. Based on recent interviews, the scientists are revealed in fascinating anecdotes about their early inspirations and influences, contributions, and thoughts on the field's explosive future. "A fascinating collection of profiles and interviews with some of the men . . . who brought us (to the computing age)".--"The New York Times". 56 illus.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.- LINGUISTS: John Backus.- John McCarthy.- Alan Kay.- ALGORITHMISTS: Edsger Dijkstra.- Michael Rabin.- Donald Knuth.- Robert Tarjan.- Leslie Lamport.- Steve Cook and Leonid Levin.- ARCHITECTS: Fred Brooks.- Burton Smith.- Danny Hillis. SCULPTORS OF MACHINE INTELLIGENCE: Edward Feigenbaum.- Doug Lenat.- EPILOGUE.- POSTSCRIPT.- GLOSSARY.- REFERENCES.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387982694
Author:
Shasha, Dennis Elliott
Author:
Lazere, Cathy
Author:
Shasha, Dennis Elliott
Author:
Shasha, Dennis
Publisher:
Copernicus Books
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Computer science -- History.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Computer scientists -- Biography.
Subject:
Computer Science, general
Subject:
Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
Subject:
User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Subject:
B
Subject:
Mathematics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st ed. 1995. 2nd printing
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 970 gr

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"Synopsis" by , "Out of Their Minds" profiles 15 of the planet's foremost computer scientists, including eight winners of the Turing Award, computing's Nobel Prize. Based on recent interviews, the scientists are revealed in fascinating anecdotes about their early inspirations and influences, contributions, and thoughts on the field's explosive future. "A fascinating collection of profiles and interviews with some of the men . . . who brought us (to the computing age)".--"The New York Times". 56 illus.
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