Ideas That Created the Future (MIT Press)
Friday, 12 March 2021

This book is a collection of forty-six classic papers in computer science that map the evolution of the field. Harry R. Lewis has chosen papers that cover all aspects of computer science: theory and practice, architectures and algorithms, and logic and software systems, with an emphasis on the period of 1936-1980 but also including important works from the pre-history of computing. Offering papers by thinkers ranging from Aristotle and Leibniz to Alan Turing and Nobert Wiener, the book documents the discoveries and inventions that created today's digital world.

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Author: Harry R. Lewis
Publisher: The MIT Press
Date: February 2021
Pages: 520
ISBN: 978-0262045308
Print: 0262045303
Kindle: B0893ZL23T
Audience: People interested in how computer science developed.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Category: History  and Theory & Techniques 

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Publisher: O'Reilly, 2010
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ISBN: 978-1449381875
Print: 1449381871
Kindle: B0046RERYI
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Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-1617295096
Print: 1617295094
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