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Title:
The first computers : history and architectures
Author:
Rojas, Raúl, 1955-
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780262181976
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA76.17 .F57 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

This history of computing focuses not on chronology (what came first and who deserves credit for it) but on the actual architectures of the first machines that made electronic computing a practical reality. The book covers computers built in the United States, Germany, England and Japan. It makes clear that similar concepts were often pursued simultaneously and that the early researchers explored many architectures beyond the von Neumann architecture that eventually became canonical. The contributors include not only historians but also engineers and computer pioneers.


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