Portraits in Silicon

Portraits in Silicon

by Robert Slater
     
 

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Who are the masterminds of today's electronic revolution and what motivated them?
That's the question Time correspondent Robert Slater asked as he traveled to Silicon Valley to interview the designers, entrepreneurs, hardware engineers, and software writers who have given us the modern computer.Robert Slater is a member of the reporting staff of the Time

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Who are the masterminds of today's electronic revolution and what motivated them?
That's the question Time correspondent Robert Slater asked as he traveled to Silicon Valley to interview the designers, entrepreneurs, hardware engineers, and software writers who have given us the modern computer.Robert Slater is a member of the reporting staff of the Time Jerusalem bureau.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262691314
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/15/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"The book contains clearly written thumbnail sketches of 31 people who were of paramount importance in the conception and creation of the computer industry... Slater's portraits always manage to be interesting and occasionally riveting. There are 10- to 15-page portraits of the early workers, such as Babbage, Turing, and von Neumann.... Also included are silicon chip inventors such as Jack Kilby, mainframe designers Gene Amdahl and Seymour Cray, and software specialists Grace
Hopper (COBOL), John Backus (FORTRAN), Kemeny and Kurtz (BASIC), and Richie and Thompson (UNIX)....
[Slater's] breezy journalistic style reveals the personal side of these computer industry pioneers."
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Robert Slater is a member of the reporting staff of the Time Jerusalem bureau.

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