Computing in Russia: The History of Computer Devices and Information Technology revealed
Georg Trogemann, Wolfgang Ernst
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Jul 27, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 350 pages
This book is the first compendium on the development of the computer in Russia to appear in the West. After briefly illuminating the history of Russian mechanical calculation devices, the book largely focuses on the first generations of (military and civilian) electronic computers, most of which were developed in the Soviet Union during the "Space-Race" and the Cold War, simultaneously with similarly fundamental developments in computing in the U.S.A. The reader is introduced to computers and cybernetics from mathematical, technical, social and cultural perspectives through archive material and through texts by some of the preeminent veterans of Russian computing (historians, engineers, military historians).
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