RAND and the Information Evolution: A History in Essays and Vignettes

RAND and the Information Evolution: A History in Essays and Vignettes

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by Willis H. Ware
     
 

ISBN-10: 083304513X

ISBN-13: 9780833045133

Pub. Date: 01/25/2009

Publisher: Rand Publishing

This professional memoir describes RAND1s contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical desk calculators, electric accounting machines, and analog computers. The memoir includes photographs and vignettes that reveal the collegial, creative,

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This professional memoir describes RAND1s contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical desk calculators, electric accounting machines, and analog computers. The memoir includes photographs and vignettes that reveal the collegial, creative, and often playful spirit in which the groundbreaking research was conducted at RAND.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833045133
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
01/25/2009
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
1,304,553
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Figures

Photographs

Tables

Abbreviations

Ch. 1 Introduction 1

Ch. 2 The Department 5

Ch. 3 RAND's First Computer People 21

Ch. 4 RAND's Early Computers 45

Ch. 5 A Building for People with Computers 67

Ch. 6 Project Essays 83

Ch. 7 Lore, Snippets, and Snapshots 159

Ch. 8 Epilogue 175

Bibliography 177

Index 191

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