By Harry Henderson
This accomplished A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the various workforce of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the machine technological know-how box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and data at the machine supply a glimpse into not just their force but in addition their demanding situations in making a new form of enterprise and a brand new form of tradition.
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Addison-Wesley, 1991. Microsoft Bay Area Research Center. ” Available on-line. com/users/GBell. Downloaded on October 31, 2002. Slater, Robert. Portraits in Silicon. : MIT Press, 1987. ᨳ Berners-Lee, Tim (1955– ) British Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, the interconnected realm of words, images, and sounds that now touches the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Born on June 8, 1955, in London, BernersLee was the child of two mathematicians who were themselves computer pioneers who helped program the Manchester University Mark I in the early 1950s.
1931– ) American Computer Scientist In the early days of computing (the late 1940s and early 1950s), most programming was done in a haphazard and improvised fashion. This was not surprising: Programming was a brand-new field and there was no previous experience to draw upon. However, as computers became larger and programs more complicated, programmers began to learn more about how to organize and manage their projects. Based on his personal experience writing the operating system for the IBM 360 computer, Frederick Brooks described the obstacles and pitfalls that often wrecked software development.
The family soon moved to London, where Boole’s father worked as a shoemaker and his mother served as a maid. Although the elementary schooling available to the lower middle class was limited, Boole supplemented what he was taught at school by learning Greek and Latin at home. Boole’s father, whose hobby was making scientific instruments, introduced him to mathematics and science as they worked together to make telescopes and microscopes. The family was not able to afford a university education, so Boole went to a trade school where he studied literature and algebra.
A to Z of Computer Scientists by Harry Henderson