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Makin' Numbers: Howard Aiken and the Computer

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This collection of technical essays and reminiscences is a companion volume to I. Bernard Cohen's biography, Howard Aiken: Portrait of a Computer Pioneer. After an overview by Cohen, Part I presents the first complete publication of Aiken's 1937 proposal for an automatic calculating machine, which was later realized as the Mark I, as well as recollections of Aiken's first ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 4th 1999 by The MIT Press
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The book is really good so far. There are some equations that deal with math and technology. I'd really recommend it.
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The book starts nice with math and early computing and has great pictures of the Mark I, II, III and IV. The end was to much about how wonderful H. Aiken is, to my linking.
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