International Biographical Dictionary of Computer Pioneers
John A. N. Lee, J. A. N. Lee
Fitzroy Dearborn, 1995 - Computers - 816 pages
The history of computing is founded on people. The International Biographical Dictionary of Computer Pioneers includes 240 innovators in the field of computing and explains their contributions. Computer Pioneers includes not only those individuals who have been central to the progress of computing but also those who have played a supportive role as enlightened manager, financier, or teacher. The book includes such early and illustrious pioneers as Charles Babbage, Howard Aiken, John von Neumann, and Alan Turing; it also includes numerous previously unsung heroes and heroines of modern computing.Accompanying each biography is a bibliography in two parts: works by the entrant and works about the entrant. An appendix includes information on other sources for biographies of computer pioneers -- from standard reference books to oral history collections. The book ends with a comprehensive Index.The International Biographical Dictionary of Computer Pioneers is an original and fascinating contribution to the history of computer science.
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