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The First Computers--History and Architectures

(History of Computing)

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This history of computing focuses not on chronology (what came first and who deserves credit for it) but on the actual architectures of the first machines that made electronic computing a practical reality. The book covers computers built in the United States, Germany, England, and Japan. It makes clear that similar concepts were often pursued simultaneously and that the ...more
Paperback, 471 pages
Published July 26th 2002 by MIT Press (MA) (first published July 7th 2000)
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Gavin
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Papers from an obscure and high-calibre conference: the presenters include an inventor of ALGOL, Turing's assistant on the ACE...

Lots of details you can't find elsewhere - like the first ever fully-electronic computer (Hoelzer's unknown 50 Jahre Analog Computer).

4/5, only if you are into this corner of the world.
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