Architects of the Information Age

Architects of the Information Age

by Robert Curley

Hardcover

$35.25

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615306619
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Series: Computing and Connecting in the 21st Century Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Chapter 1 Joseph-Marie Jaequard 1

Chapter 2 Charles Babbage 4

Chapter 3 Lady Lovelace 7

Chapter 4 George Boole 9

Chapter 5 Herman Hollerith 12

Chapter 6 Thomas Watson, Sr., and Thomas Watson, Jr. 14

Chapter 7 Vannevar Bush 17

Chapter 8 John Vincent Atanasoff 21

Chapter 9 Grace Hopper 23

Chapter 10 John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert 25

Chapter 11 Howard Aiken 28

Chapter 12 William Shockley 29

Chapter 13 Alan Turing 32

Ultra Wins the War 35

Chapter 14 William Hewlett and David Packard 39.

Chapter 15 Maurice Wilkes 43

Chapter 16 Claude Shannon 47

Chapter 17 Tom Kilburn 50

Chapter 18 Alan Perlis 52

Chapter 19 Seymour Cray 54

Chapter 20 Douglas Engelbart 57

Chapter 21 Marvin Minsky 60

Chapter 22 Robert Noyce 62

The "Traitorous Eight" Found Fairchild Semiconductor 64

Chapter 23 Gordon Moore 66

Chapter 24 Manuel Blum 69

CAPTCHA 70

Chapter 25 Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf 72

Chapter 26 Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson 76

Chapter 27 Charles Thacker 79

Chapter 28 Narayana Murthy 81

Chapter 29 StephenWozniak 84

Chapter 30 Richard Stallman 88

Chapter 31 Rodney Brooks 90

Chapter 32 Carry Fiorina 92

Chapter 33 Steve Jobs 95

The GUI 100

Chapter 34 Tim Berners -Lee 104

Chapter 35 Bill Gates 106

Chapter 36 Danny Hillis 110

Chapter 37 Meg Whitman 113

Chapter 38 Michael Dell 116

Chapter 39 Jimmy Wales 119

Wikiwiki! 120

Chapter 40 Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis 122

Chapter 41 Linus Torvalds 125

Chapter 42 Marc Andreessen 128

Chapter 43 :Julian Assange 130

Chapter 44 Sergey Brin and Larry Page 133

Chapter 45 Jack Dorsey, "Biz" Stone, and Evan Williams 136

140 Characters at a Time 138

Chapter 46 Sean Parker 141

Chapter 47 Mark Zuckerberg 143

Glossary 146

Bibliography 149

Index 153

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