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The Origins of Digital Computers

Selected Papers (Monographs in Computer Science)

by B. Randell

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Springer .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Computing and Information Technology,
  • Logic Design,
  • Computers,
  • Computers / Logic Design,
  • Datenverarbeitung,
  • History of Computer Science,
  • Computers - General Information

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages596
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9860312M
    ISBN 103540113193
    ISBN 109783540113195

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      DEC began selling its first computer at the end of But it was aware of people’s reluctance to invest in “computer” technology at the time, so it named the computer a “programmable data processor”, or PDP. The first iteration of this product line (PDP-1) sold for $, that year. Computer: A History of the Information Machine is a history of computing written by Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray first published in It follows the history of "information machines" from Charles Babbage's difference engine through Herman Hollerith's tabulating machines to the invention of the modern electronic digital computer. A revised 2nd edition published in included Author: Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray.


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The present book merely aims to bring together some of the more important and interesting written source material for such a history of computers. (Where necessary, papers have been translated into English, but every attempt has been made to retain the flavour of the original, and to avoid possibly misleading use of modern computing terminology.

The entire digital universe can be traced directly to this bybybit nucleus: less memory than is allocated to displaying a single icon on a computer screen today. Von Neumann’s project was the physical realization of Alan Turing’s Universal Machine, a theoretical construct invented in Cited by: A History of Modern Computing Paul E.

Ceruzzi, Curator of Aerospace Electronics and Computing Paul E The Origins of Digital Computers book Limited preview - Algorithmic Language and Program Development. "The History of Computers', although published inremains my favorite book related to the history of early computers.

It's easy to read and has numerous pictures. More recent books I have purchased attempt to be too detailed for someone that simply wants to read how their pc (or Macintosh) computer came by: The Origins of Digital Computers Selected Papers.

Editors (view affiliations) Brian Randell Electronic Digital Computers. Williams, T. Kilburn. Pages The EDSAC. About this book. Keywords. Computers Datenverarbeitung History of Computer Science computer computer science.

Editors and affiliations. Brian Randell. 1; 1. About the Author Mark Frauenfelder is a former editor of Wired, the cutting-edge and award-winning magazine launched in to cover the digital revolution, and the founding editor-in-chief of Wired Online.

In he and his wife cofounded Boing Boing, a /5(11). In this technically rigorous exploration of ENIAC’s role as the earliest stored program computer, the authors also trace the changing conception of ENIAC’s role among historians and the general public since its completion in If you’ve ever wondered how ENIAC worked, this is the book for you.

A distinguished scholar with a poet's sense of deeper questions, Ceruzzi has given us a balanced, comprehensive, clear and incisive account of the digital computer from its origins in Worl War II to its place in the World Wide Web of the by:   This history covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the dot-com crash.

The author concentrates on five key moments of transition: the transformation of the computer in the late s from a specialized scientific instrument to a commercial product; the emergence of small systems in the late s; the beginning of personal computing in the /5(18).

Digital Computer, A digital computer is a programmable device that processes information by manipulating symbols according to logical rules. Digital computers come in Hardware, The concept of inventing hardware to assist in commercial productivity is not a modern concept. For example, thousands of years ago the Chinese sough Mobile Computing, As the Internet becomes increasingly popular.

A portion of Babbage's Difference engine Charles Babbage, an English mechanical engineer and polymath, originated the concept of a programmable computer. Considered the " father of the computer ", he conceptualized and invented the first mechanical computer in the early 19th century.

Genre: Computer Books: General Publisher: The MIT Press The definitive history of IBM between the end of the World War II and the S/ Excellent, if technical, history of how IBM built the suite of new technologies needed to make the successful business computers of the s.

Business history is also well represented, if less convincing. Development of the digital computer Blaise Pascal of France and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz of Germany invented mechanical digital calculating machines during the 17th century.

The English inventor Charles Babbage, however, is generally credited with having conceived the. The Atanasoff–Berry computer design was the first digital electronic computer, though it was not programmable. The Z3 computer, built by German inventor Konrad Zuse inwas the first programmable, fully automatic computing machine, but it was not electronic.

Purchase Digital Computer Design - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. Richards’ statement in the book that “the ancestry of all electronic digital systems appear to be traceable to the Atanasoff-Berry Computer” was cited in the court case that determined who invented the first digital computer.

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Digital Computers A digital computer is designed to process data in numerical form (see digital circuit); its circuits perform directly the mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

The numbers operated on by a digital computer are expressed in the binary system; binary digits, or bits, are 0 and 1, so that. This clear and engaging book traces the history of the computer as far back as its 19th-century conceptual origins.

By devoting so much space to the connections between digital computers and related technology, the authors manage to situate the computer within a clearly defined social and scientific context/5.II DIGITAL COMPUTERS Most computers today are digital.

They represent information discretely and use a binary (two-step) system that represents each piece of information as a series of zeroes and ones. The Pocket Webster School & Office Dictionary () simply defines Digital computers as “a computer using numbers in calculating.” Digital File Size: 89KB.