×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Turing and his Contemporaries: Building the world's first Computers
     

Turing and his Contemporaries: Building the world's first Computers

by Simon Lavington (Editor), Chris Burton (Contribution by), Martin Campbell-Kelly (Contribution by), Roger Johnson (Contribution by)
 

See All Formats & Editions

Secret wartime projects in code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This is the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period.
By 1955 computers had begun to appear in the market-place. The Information Age was dawning and Alan Turing and his

Overview

Secret wartime projects in code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This is the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period.
By 1955 computers had begun to appear in the market-place. The Information Age was dawning and Alan Turing and his contemporaries held centre stage. Their influence is still discernable deep down within today’s hardware and software.

Editorial Reviews

Dr Tilly Blyth

Fantastic! This is an excellent romp through early computer history, placing Alan Turing’s work in a broader context and introducing the reader to some of the significant machines and personalities that created our digital world. The myth of a lone inventor is rarely true - this book leads the reader through complex but intriguing stories of the sung and unsung heroes and machines of a pioneering computing industry.

Kate Russell

There can be no doubt that Alan Turing was a brilliant man who changed the course of history in countless ways, but there were many other brilliant minds involved in bringing computer science to life and ultimately into our homes. This fascinating book reminds us of the importance of their contribution. A fitting tribute to those who gave the world so much.

The Times - Erica Wagner
A practical, clearly written tour through those early years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906124908
Publisher:
British Informatics Society Limited
Publication date:
02/11/2012
Pages:
111
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.62(h) x (d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Chris Burton is one of the world's leading restorers of historic computers. Professor Martin Campbell-Kelly is the UK’s foremost computer historian. Dr Roger Johnson is a past President of the British Computer Society. Professor Simon Lavington is the Computer Conservation Society’s digital Archivist. All are committee members of the Computer Conservation Society.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews