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    Jane Smiley é 1 READ & DOWNLOAD The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) In the Balkans you hear many seemingly crazy things Some of them are trueFor example in the late 1980's I lived in Bucharest During that time several unwashed strangers approached me shaking with terror to whisper that the secret police were building a network of secret tunnels under the city one of which had an outlet in the music school across the street from the US Embassy's Consular Section building I listened politely but thought yea

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    The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) A great non geek but technical report of the WW II era computer pioneers including Turing von Neumann Zuse in Europe and others Atanasoff has been presented by others as being an underdog but he was apparently a crank who died rich Was Atanasoff's graduate assistant later killed because he was the only other witness in a patent trial who could testify to their use of vacuum tubes as relays? Zuse had a blind programmer and was tryi

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    The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) An interesting look at the various characters involved in the invention of the computer Whether John Vincent Atanasoff truly invented the computer or not is still a controversial subject among some circles but there is no

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    The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) The history of computing is one of my favourite topics While I had heard about Atanasoff and his ABC computer b

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    The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) While Jane Smiley is a fabulous writer this was far from one of her better efforts There are a number of problems first what should ha

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    The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) I was looking forward to reading this but was pretty disappointed The author has obviously spent a lot of time researching the facts Unfortunately she spends most of her time repeating every bit of information she found instead of constructing

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    READ The Man Who Invented the Computer Jane Smiley é 1 READ & DOWNLOAD The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) This is an interesting book on a relevant timely and somewhat controversial subject Relevant because hardly anyone's life on Earth is unaffected by computers they handle communications control machinery perform intricate bookkeeping for banks and credit companies keep track of inventories store images and content

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    The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) READ The Man Who Invented the Computer This book says it is a biography of Atanasoff but it talks just as much about Zuse Turing Von Neumann Eckert and Mauchly The ABC was important the first electronic digital computer but it wasn't a universal machine ENIAC 1946 was a universal Turing machine but the programming was still done by physical rewiring It was the SSEM and Mark I 1948 out of Manchester that were the first computers that used software storing programs in th

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    Jane Smiley é 1 READ & DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD Å TACUAREMBOFC.CO é Jane Smiley The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) It's a rather cluttered biography populated by too many characters interacting in a complex enterprise Conseuently the character of the protagonist Atanasoff fails to develop any real depth I ended up knowing what he did and when he did it but I never felt a connection with him which a successful biography shou

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    The Man Who Invented the Computer (E–book) The modern computer had many early developers The book focuses on Atanasoff original ABC computer and other key people involved in development o

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READ & DOWNLOAD Á The Man Who Invented the Computer READ The Man Who Invented the Computer Moving drum to serve as memory could yield a computing machine that would make his life and the lives of other similarly burdened scientists easier Then he went back and built the machine It worked The whole world changed Why don’t we know the name of John Atanasoff as well as we know those of Alan Turing and John von Neumann Because he never patented the device and because the developers of the far better known ENIAC. The history of computing is one of my favourite topics While I had heard about Atanasoff and his ABC computer before and even that it was judged to be the first computer in a legal case I never knew the details of either This book does a good job of covering both the ABC and the early years of modern computingDespite the book s name Smiley realizes that one person did not invent the computer What we think of as a modern computer is a broad collection of ideas including high speed random access memory secondary storage eg disk programmability and of course accurate and high speed computationWhile these ideas might seem obvious today in the 1940s they not only had to be discovered for the first time but also reliable and efficient implementations had to be found Most early computers up to and including ENIAC did not implement them all and so are not really modern computers The ABC for instance only solved systems of linear euations It could not be programmed to do anything else To call the ABC the first computer is not satisfying since programmability is one of the key elements of a modern computerSmiley understands this and so spends time discussing the ideas and accomplishments of other computer researchers of the day The invention of the computer was a group effort that combined both theoretical and practical ideas from many people Atanasoff was probably the first to implement a few of them but he didn t implement them all and may not have grasped the idea of a computer being a universal machine that could be programmed to do any computation Konrad Zuse may be a better candidate for the title inventor of the computer since he implemented the first Turing complete electronic computer machine in 1941The book ends with a discussion of John von Neumann Von Neumann is linked to the invention of the computer thanks to his name being the only one on the draft report of the EDVAC The report was a team effort but von Neumann was the rock star one of the greatest mathematicians of the century even ignoring his work on computation He also had military and political connections and so ultimately got credit than he probably deserved Yet he was a fascinating and important figure and much of the work he later did on his own computer project was also important While it can be said that he definitely did not invent the computer he did help popularize it and had a hand in designing some of its basic components He also understood the importance of Alan Turing s theoretical work that put the instructions for controlling a computer into its memory along with all the other data Knights vs Dinosaurs life and the Knights vs Dinosaurs lives of other similarly burdened scientists easier Then he went back and built the machine It worked The whole world changed Why don’t we know the name of John Atanasoff as well as we know those of Alan Turing and John von Neumann Because he never patented the device and because the developers of the far better known ENIAC. The history of computing is one of my favourite topics While I had heard about Atanasoff and his ABC computer before and even that it was judged to be the first computer in a Goodnight Moon legal case I never knew the details of either This book does a good job of covering both the ABC and the early years of modern computingDespite the book s name Smiley realizes that one person did not invent the computer What we think of as a modern computer is a broad collection of ideas including high speed random access memory secondary storage eg disk programmability and of course accurate and high speed computationWhile these ideas might seem obvious today in the 1940s they not only had to be discovered for the first time but also reliable and efficient implementations had to be found Most early computers up to and including ENIAC did not implement them all and so are not really modern computers The ABC for instance only solved systems of A Hundred Summers linear euations It could not be programmed to do anything else To call the ABC the first computer is not satisfying since programmability is one of the key elements of a modern computerSmiley understands this and so spends time discussing the ideas and accomplishments of other computer researchers of the day The invention of the computer was a group effort that combined both theoretical and practical ideas from many people Atanasoff was probably the first to implement a few of them but he didn t implement them all and may not have grasped the idea of a computer being a universal machine that could be programmed to do any computation Konrad Zuse may be a better candidate for the title inventor of the computer since he implemented the first Turing complete electronic computer machine in 1941The book ends with a discussion of John von Neumann Von Neumann is Cross Laminated Timber Design linked to the invention of the computer thanks to his name being the only one on the draft report of the EDVAC The report was a team effort but von Neumann was the rock star one of the greatest mathematicians of the century even ignoring his work on computation He also had military and political connections and so ultimately got credit than he probably deserved Yet he was a fascinating and important figure and much of the work he Her Guilty Secret later did on his own computer project was also important While it can be said that he definitely did not invent the computer he did help popularize it and had a hand in designing some of its basic components He also understood the importance of Alan Turing s theoretical work that put the instructions for controlling a computer into its memory along with all the other data

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READ & DOWNLOAD Á The Man Who Invented the Computer READ The Man Who Invented the Computer Almost certainly stole critical ideas from him But in 1973 a court declared that the patent on that Sperry Rand device was invalid opening the intellectual property gates to the computer revolution Jane Smiley tells the uintessentially American story of the child of immigrants John Atanasoff with technical clarity and narrative drive making the race to develop digital computing as gripping as a real life techno thriller. This book says it is a biography of Atanasoff but it talks just as much about Zuse Turing Von Neumann Eckert and Mauchly The ABC was important the first electronic digital computer but it wasn t a universal machine ENIAC 1946 was a universal Turing machine but the programming was still done by physical rewiring It was the SSEM and Mark I 1948 out of Manchester that were the first computers that used software storing programs in the same way they stored data A compiler for example was only possible on the Mark IAnyway the book is mostly about who got what ideas from who which I guess is important but I didn t really care that much about who gets credit I just wanted to understand better how we had gotten from specialized punch card machines and analog electronic designs to universal digital computersAlthough it didn t mention much about it in the book I think IBM deserves a lot of credit for building the first commercially available computers The Mark I was built in 1948 and within four years IBM had managed to come up with a design that was able to be mass produced the IBM 701 uirkyalone A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics life techno thriller. This book says it is a biography of Atanasoff but it talks just as much about Zuse Turing Von Neumann Eckert and Mauchly The ABC was important the first electronic digital computer but it wasn t a universal machine ENIAC 1946 was a universal Turing machine but the programming was still done by physical rewiring It was the SSEM and Mark I 1948 out of Manchester that were the first computers that used software storing programs in the same way they stored data A compiler for example was only possible on the Mark IAnyway the book is mostly about who got what ideas from who which I guess is important but I didn t really care that much about who gets credit I just wanted to understand better how we had gotten from specialized punch card machines and analog electronic designs to universal digital computersAlthough it didn t mention much about it in the book I think IBM deserves a Tennessee Reunion Williamston Wildlife Rescue #3 lot of credit for building the first commercially available computers The Mark I was built in 1948 and within four years IBM had managed to come up with a design that was able to be mass produced the IBM 701

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READ & DOWNLOAD Á The Man Who Invented the Computer READ The Man Who Invented the Computer From one of our most acclaimed novelists a  David and Goliath biography for the digital ageOne night in the late 1930s in a bar on the Illinois–Iowa border John Vincent Atanasoff a professor of physics at Iowa State University after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches com­bined with an array of capacitors on a. In the Balkans you hear many seemingly crazy things Some of them are trueFor example in the late 1980 s I lived in Bucharest During that time several unwashed strangers approached me shaking with terror to whisper that the secret police were building a network of secret tunnels under the city one of which had an outlet in the music school across the street from the US Embassy s Consular Section building I listened politely but thought yeah right whatever a network of tunnelsI left Romania before the shooting started but later read newspaper reports that indeed the secret police had built a network of tunnels with the outlet near the US EmbassySimilarly here in Bulgaria people will tell you sometimes at length that the computer was actually invented by an American of Bulgarian ancestry named John Atanasoff 1903 1995 who was then cheated out of the recognition he deserved Don t rush to dismiss them While this statement is debatable depending on your definition of invented cheated and deserved there is a strong case for Atanasoff including a 1973 US Federal Court decision Honeywell v Sperry Rand which assigned Atanasoff the credit for inventing the automatic electronic computer Best selling fiction writer Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres Moo has engaged in an unlikely attempt to rehabilitate Atanasoff Since there is a limit to the amount of time that I given the necessity of eating sleeping and pathetic attempts to earn a living can spend taking in Balkan related writing I was pleased to see that this book is available in 8 hour unabridged audio format so it can be ingested while driving and exercising for exampleThis is a good book to experience in this manner Like many successful authors Smiley seemingly has left behind the tyranny of editors As a result there are a few instances of unclear writing and borderline libellous statements More freuently the book has a bad case of No Index Card Left Behind Syndrome meaning that no detail is too small tangential or irrelevant to be excluded As a result the book includes an explanation why the university land grant system came later to the southeastern section of the US than other areas the full titles and authors names of the children s science books that competing scientists read when young and a list of distinguished Hungarians of the early twentieth century There are many many other examples However this great pile of detail is somehow less bothersome when heard than read The experience is like being with a friend who learned some interesting stuff and is relaxed enough in your presence to let her knowledge flow naturallyThe factual claims in Smiley s underdog genius story have drawn some abuse on line especially from partisans of rival scientists claims but I m not sure that this means that they are not true However even sympathetic listeners will notice Smiley s tendency to interpret all available facts in Atanasoff s favor For example when a rival scientist stays at Atanasoff s home and Atanasoff s wife notices that the guest s bedroom light is on far into the night this is taken as evidence that the rival scientist is busy making notes in order to steal Atanasoff s ideas Possibly true but maybe he was an insomniac Afraid of the dark Reading an especially engrossing novel Writing a passionate letter to his wife In the habit of sleeping with the light onI invite you to study the case of John Atanasoff as a exercise in divergent thinking and using your own good judgmentFrom the Balkan angle this story will seem familiar to anyone who has ever talked to a Serbian about Nikola Tesla It highlights how the same set of facts can array themselves variously in a person s mind when shined through the lens of differing cultural heritage and national pride Like Atanasoff Tesla died in relative obscurity in the US in spite of undeniable genius If you view these stories from the American point of view these men were victims of bad luck combined with their inability born partly of self centered arrogance and lack of practicality to play according to the rules of the society which hosted them They therefore deserved or less their less than happy fates From the Balkan point of view these men were preyed upon and betrayed by jumped up American hypocrites whose only real talents were for theft and deceptionThis book in whatever form you consume it is an opportunity for you to pay your money and take your choice Olympic Perspectives late 1930s in a bar on the Illinois–Iowa border John Vincent Atanasoff a professor of physics at Iowa State University after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his The Littlest Marine Bachelor Battalion #1 Silhouette Desire #1167 lab hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches com­bined with an array of capacitors on a. 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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Man Who Invented the Computer
  • Jane Smiley
  • English
  • 12 June 2020
  • 9780385527132