Alan Turing and His Contemporaries: Building the World's First Computers
BCS, The Chartered Institute, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 111 pages
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.
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2 ACES AND DEUCES
3 IVORY TOWERS AND TEA ROOMS
4 THE MANCHESTER MACHINES
5 MEANWHILE IN DEEPEST HERTFORDSHIRE
6 ONE MAN IN A BARN
7 INTO THE MARKETPLACE
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