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George Dyson is a historian of technology whose interests include the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak (Baidarka), the evolution of digital computing and telecommunications (Darwin Among the Machines), and the exploration of space (Project Orion).
Even if you resist labeling someone a genius, it absolutely fits John von Neumann, one of the exceptional minds of the 20th Century. Read morePublished 6 days ago by T. Burket
Excellent writing on the technical aspects of the birth of the computer and the people behind it. I worked on early NTDS systems and this book held
clues for me to the origins... Read more
The story of Johnny von Neumann and his computer project at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton that gave birth to the present digital world, interwoven with the story of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by weston
a very detailed account of all the discussions between scientists and mathematicians that resullted in the development of universal digital computers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. Biega
A serious, but nontechnical look at the origins of the computer age.Published 3 months ago by Robert Smoot
Over all I'd say I liked the book when it was at least talking about early computing history and individuals contributions to the field. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cameron
Turing's Cathedral is a superb read. It is particularly unique in that it imparts information about three, very different spheres of knowledge: about institutions, about... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark B Gerstein
I had expected to learn something about the history of computer technology. Chapter one lightly touched on the intended subject in a rather convoluted and disjointed manner. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul C. Laughton
Lots of very good history, from a definite, and acknowledged point of view, coupled with some intriguing thoughts on the relationship of the Internet, Google, and possible... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Raczek's Roughnecks