The supermen

the story of Seymour Cray and the technical wizards behind the supercomputer


Author: Charles J. Murray

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 8705

Recounts the development of the supercomputer by Seymour Cray, and traces the life of the maverick engineer and entrepreneur who created a new industry

The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology


Author: James Trefil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136753621

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1704

Edited by acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil, the Encyclopedia's 1000 entries combine in-depth coverage with a vivid graphic format to bring every facet of science, technology, and medicine into stunning focus. From absolute zero to the Mesozoic era to semiconductors to the twin paradox, Trefil and his co-authors have an uncanny ability to convey how the universe works and to show readers how to apply that knowledge to everyday problems.

A to Z of Computer Scientists


Author: Harry Henderson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109180

Category: Computer scientists

Page: 321

View: 7546

Profiles more than 100 scientists from around the world who made important contributions to the study of computer science, including Howard Aiken, Steve Case, Steve Jobs, and Ted Nelson.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology


Author: Harry Henderson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110030

Category: Computer science

Page: 593

View: 9470

Presents an illustrated A-Z encyclopedia containing approximately 600 entries on computer and technology related topics.



Author: Paul Atkinson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861897375

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 5623

The pixelated rectangle we spend most of our day staring at in silence is not the television as many long feared, but the computer—the ubiquitous portal of work and personal lives. At this point, the computer is almost so common we don’t notice it in our view. It’s difficult to envision that not that long ago it was a gigantic, room-sized structure only to be accessed by a few inspiring as much awe and respect as fear and mystery. Now that the machine has decreased in size and increased in popular use, the computer has become a prosaic appliance, little-more noted than a toaster. These dramatic changes, from the daunting to the ordinary, are captured in Computer by design historian Paul Atkinson. Here, Atkinson chronicles the changes in physical design of the computer and shows how these changes in design are related to changes in popular attitude. Atkinson is fascinated by how the computer has been represented and promoted in advertising. For example, in contrast to ads from the 1970s and ’80s, today’s PC is very PC—genderless, and largely status free. Computer also considers the role of the computer as a cultural touchstone, as evidenced by its regular appearance in popular culture, including the iconography of the space age, HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, James Bond’s gadgetry, and Stars War and Star Trek. Computer covers many issues ignored by other histories of computing, which have focused on technology and the economics involved in their production, but rarely on the role of fashion in the physical design and promotion of computers and their general reception. The book will appeal to professionals and students of design and technology as well as those interested in the history of computers and how they have shaped—and been shaped by—our lives.

Home Front Heroes

A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime


Author: Benjamin F. Shearer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334214

Category: Heroes

Page: 935

View: 5793

The Eye for Innovation

Recognizing Possibilities and Managing the Creative Enterprise


Author: Robert Price

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300123708

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

View: 8297

Innovation is synonymous with problem solving, and the basic elements of innovation apply to any business, says Robert M. Price in this essential guide for managers of organizations large or small. Distilling a set of practical principles from his forty years of experience as a pioneer in the computer industry, the author shows that innovation can be learned and practiced by everyone, that it can offer solutions to everyday problems as well as high-profile ones, and that it provides opportunities to solve business problems while meeting a variety of human needs. Former CEO of Control Data, Price weaves the history of this uniquely innovative company with fresh thinking about innovation itself?what it means to the people in an organization, the products, and the processes. He avoids simplistic prescriptions and clearly explains seven fundamental principles of innovation beginning with ?innovators are made, not born.” He illustrates these principles with fascinating real-life examples. His book offers both the practical tools and the inspiration to everyone with an interest in effective management practice and in building organizations that creatively and continuously respond to ever-changing social and market needs.

Great Lives from History: ʻAbbas ibn Firnas - Philip Emeagwali


Author: Alvin K. Benson

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1376

View: 4074

Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.