eBook Computing and Connecting in the 21st Century: Architects of the Information Age, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307176
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307173
  • DDC: 004.092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 178 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

The rapid development of computer technology since the mid-20th century would not have even been imaginable without the brainpower of individuals dedicated to innovation and turning the seemingly impossible into reality. As far back as the eighteenth century, inventors began setting the stage for future minds to advance hardware and software that would change our world forever. This engaging volume introduces readers to the titans of the technology industry, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, among many others.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Joseph-Marie Jacquard.
2: Charles Babbage.
3: Lady Lovelace.
4: George Boole.
5: Herman Hollerith.
6: Thomas Watson, Sr., and Thomas Watson, Jr..
7: Vannevar Bush.
8: John Vincent Atanasoff.
9: Grace Hopper.
10: John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert.
11: Howard Aiken.
12: William Shockley.
13: Alan Turing.
14: Ultra Wins the War.
15: William Hewlett and David Packard.
16: Maurice Wilkes.
17: Claude Shannon.
18: Tom Kilburn.
19: Alan Perlis.
20: Seymour Cray.
21: Douglas Engelbart.
22: Marvin Minsky.
23: Robert Noyce.
24: The “Traitorous Eight” Found Fairchild Semiconductor.
25: Gordon Moore.
26: Manuel Blum.
27: CAPTCHA.
28: Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf.
29: Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson.
30: Charles Thacker.
31: Narayana Murthy.
32: Stephen Wozniak.
33: Richard Stallman.
34: Rodney Brooks.
35: Carly Fiorina.
36: Steve Jobs.
37: The GUI.
38: Tim Berners-Lee.
39: Bill Gates.
40: Danny Hillis.
41: Meg Whitman.
42: Michael Dell.
43: Jimmy Wales.
44: Wikiwiki!.
45: Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis.
46: Linus Torvalds.
47: Marc Andreessen.
48: Julian Assange.
49: Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
50: Jack Dorsey, “Biz” Stone, and Evan Williams.
51: 140 Characters at a Time.
52: Sean Parker.
53: Mark Zuckerberg.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.