Academic Press, NY 1980, later printing ; 659 pages, diagrams and photographs, references, bibliography etc.
Condition: Very Good black cloth hardcover with titles stamped in silver on spine and cover, still bright, light shelfwear; ex-college library with stamps inside front and rear cover. The binding is sound and secure, pages clean.
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, 1960's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, General Histories and References, Hardware, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming
Item DescriptionCollection of classic papers on early computers and computing, many from the participants in the projects. Includes -- Introduction -- We Would Know What They Thought When they Did It (R W Hamming); Historiography -- a perspective for Computer Scientists (Kenneth May);
THE HUMAN SIDE -- computer Developments 1935 - 1955, as seen from Cambridge, U.S.A. (Garrrett Birkhoff); Pioneering Work on Computers at Bletchley ( J J Good); The Colossus (B Randell); Von Neumann -- the Interaction of Mathematics and Computing (S M Ulam); Turing's work at the National Physical Laboratory and the Construction of Pilot ACE, DEUCE, and ACE (J H Wilkinson); The Smithsonian Computer History Project and Some Personal Recollections (Henry S Tropp);
THE LANGUAGES -- Programming in America in the 1950s -- some personal impressions (John Backus); The Early Developmentof Programming in the USSR (Andrei Ershov and Mikhail Shura-Bura); The Early Development of Programming Languages (Donald Knuth and Luis T Pardo); Reflections onthe Evolution of Algorithmic Language (Mark Wells);
THE MACHINES -- Computer Development at the Institute for Advanced Study (Julian Bigelow); From ENIAC to the Stored-Program Computer -- two revolutions in Computers (Arthur W Burks); Computer Development at Argonne National Laboratory (J C Chu); The ORDVAC and the iLLIAC (James Robertson); WHIRLWIND (RObert R Everett); Reminiscences of Oak Ridge (A S Householder); Computer Development at IBM (Cuthbert C Hurd); The SWAC -- the National Bureau of Standards Western Automatic Computer (Harry D Huskey); Computer Development at Manchester University (S H Lavington); A History of the Sieve Process (D H Lehmer); The MANIAC (N Metropolis); Early Research on Computers at RCA (Jan Rajchman); Memories of the Bureau of Standards' SEAC (Ralph Slutz); Early Computers (George R Stibitz); The Start of an ERA -- Engineering Research Associates, Inc., 1946 - 1955 (Erwin Tomash); Early Programming Developments in Cambridge (M V Wilkes);
THE PLACES -- Between Zuse and Rutishauser -- the Early Development of Digital Computing in Central Europe (Friedrich L Bauer); The ENIAC (J Presper Eckert, jr); The ENIAC (John W Mauchly); computers in the University of London, 1945 - 1962 (Andrew D Booth); A Programmer's Early Memories (Edsger W Dijkstra); Early History of Computing in Japan (Ryota Suekane); From Mechanical Linkages to Electronic Computers -- Recollections from Czechoslovakia (Antonin Svoboda); Central European Prehistory of Computing (H Zemanek); Some Remarks on the History of Computing in Germany (Konrad Zuse) The Origins of Digital Computers -- supplementary Bibliography (B Randell).