Turing and the Universal Machine: The Making of the Modern Computer

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Icon, 2001 - Science - 153 pages
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Alan Turning is widely known as the cryptographer extraordinaire of Bletchly Park, the man who broke the Nazi Enigma code. He has also been described as the father of the modern computer, dreaming of a machine that could think adn inaugurating a scientific revolution that we are deep in the midst of today. His work entailed too a challenge to the science of ourselves, exploring the limits between the human and technological.

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

Excellent short account of how computers were first invented. Short, to the point, excellent photographs, such as portrait of Babbage, photographs of equipment from early years.Relates modern ... Read full review

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Readable, brief, interesting but not mindblowing. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Jon Agar directed the UK National Archive for the History of Computing from 1994 to 2001. He is the author of "Science and Spectacle: The Work of Jodrell Bank in Postwar British Culture", "Turing and the Universal Machine: The Making of the Modern Computer", and "Constant Touch: A Global History of the Mobile Phone".

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