Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

by George Dyson
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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
mike25 More than 1 year ago
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.
JoeCA More than 1 year ago
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.
Don1953OH More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most interesting computer books ever!
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Informative, but not an easy read. One needs to be familiar with technical terminology to get the most out of this book,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So funny pres yes if you agree.