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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    An excellent historical of the people who invented the computer era.

    This book is a very detailed study of the people who developed the ideas which resulted in the building of ENIAC, MANIAC etc. It is an amazing biography of John von Neumann and the people around him at the Instutute for Advanced Study. Virtually all the great mathematicians and physicists of the 1920's, 1930's, 1940's and 1950's are mentioned. The contributions and personalities of Einstein, Godel, Turing,and many others are mentioned in detail. I recommend this book for any person interested in computing, physics, mathematics and history of the mid 20th century. The research is excellent. The author of this book is the son of Freeman Dyson who worked with John von Neumann.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    This is an exceptional book describing the origins of the comput

    This is an exceptional book describing the origins of the computer and the people who invented, designed and built them. The behind-the-scenes account is riveting.
    The book hooks the reader right from the beginniing.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    Fascinating read

    This is one of the most interesting computer books ever!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 4, 2014

    A truly respectful view survived by ten of eighty six after 100 years of revolutionary effort.

    A nice read for any english reader althought the story revolves around a truly international topics moving from a post world war aploclyptic era into a digital age surrvived by ten revoltionaries at the dawn of the information age.

    This is a clever tale told from a cold perspective that could warm just about any rational thinkers idea that: life will prevade thought and human experience and give birth and rebirth to or simple logical imagination if such a thing exsisted.

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    Posted January 9, 2014

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    So funny pres yes if you agree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Informative

    Informative, but not an easy read. One needs to be familiar with technical terminology to get the most out of this book,

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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