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The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Nathan L. Ensmenger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This is a book about the computer revolution of the mid-twentieth century and the people who made it possible. Unlike most histories of computing, it is not a book about machines, inventors, or ... More


Learning the Hard Way: IBM and the Sources of Innovation in Early Computing

Steven W. Usselman

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter adds certain moderate adjustments to the body of work promulgated by the National Academy of Science, and also the work of David Mowery, that deals with the notion of modern computing ... More


Introduction: Experimental Music in Buffalo

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The introduction traces the genesis of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts as a forum to remedy the growing disparity that existed between what musicians learned in the conservatories and ... More


Baby

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0029
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

The modern computer age began on 21 June 1948, when the first electronic universal stored-program computer successfully ran its first program. Built in Manchester, this ancestral computer was the ... More


Turing’s great invention: the universal computing machine

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0013
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

There is no such person as the inventor of the computer: it was a group effort. The many pioneers involved worked in different places and at different times, some in relative isolation and others ... More


Turing and the origins of digital computers

Brian Randell

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In this chapter I describe my initial attempts at investigating, during the early 1970s, what Alan Turing did during the Second World War. My investigations grew out of a study of the work of ... More


ACE

Martin Campbell-Kelly

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0030
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In October 1945 Alan Turing was recruited by the National Physical Laboratory to lead computer development. His design for a computer, the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), was idiosyncratic but ... More


Baby

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0029
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

The modern computer age began on 21 June 1948, when the first electronic universal stored-program computer successfully ran its first program. Built in ... More


ACE

Martin Campbell-Kelly

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0030
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In October 1945 Alan Turing was recruited by the National Physical Laboratory to lead computer development. His design for a computer, the Automatic ... More


Programmability

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0032
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter briefly discusses the different conceptions of program and programmability in the digital computer field; the discussion continues with two different grammatical definitions of the term ... More


Turing’s great invention: the universal computing machine

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0013
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

There is no such person as the inventor of the computer: it was a group effort. The many pioneers involved worked in different places and at different ... More


Turing and the origins of digital computers

Brian Randell

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In this chapter I describe my initial attempts at investigating, during the early 1970s, what Alan Turing did during the Second World War. My ... More


Life and work

Jack Copeland and Jonathan Bowen

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

A few months after Alan Turing’s tragically early death, in 1954, his colleague Geoffrey Jefferson (professor of neurosurgery at Manchester University) wrote what might serve as Turing’s epitaph: ... More


Life and work

Jack Copeland and Jonathan Bowen

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

A few months after Alan Turing’s tragically early death, in 1954, his colleague Geoffrey Jefferson (professor of neurosurgery at Manchester University) ... More


At Bletchley Park

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0017
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

This chapter summarizes Turing’s principal achievements at Bletchley Park and assesses his impact on the course of the Second World War. On the first day ... More


At Bletchley Park

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0017
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

This chapter summarizes Turing’s principal achievements at Bletchley Park and assesses his impact on the course of the Second World War. On the first day of the war, at the beginning of September ... More


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