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When Computers Went to Sea: The Digitization of the United States Navy

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When Computers Went to Sea explores the history of the United States Navy's secret development of code-breaking computers and their adaptation to solve a critical fleet radar data handling problem in the Navy's first seaborne digital computer system - that went to sea in 1962. This is the only book written on the United States Navy's initial application of shipboard ...more
Paperback, 492 pages
Published April 16th 2003 by Wiley-IEEE Computer Society PR (first published 1999)
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Ari
Aug 14, 2016 Ari rated it really liked it
Seems sort of rambly and digressive -- author wants to document the experiences and careers of his mentors in the navy. This is actually sort of fun -- you get a sense what sort of people were doing project management for the navy in the 50s and 60s.

But this includes a lot of invaluable material about the early history of radar, with yummy gooey technical details, so I can't complain. The material on the hardware is excellent, and the discussion of project management techniques was also interest
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