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A to Z Computer Scientists (Notable Scientists) by Harry Henderson

By Harry Henderson

This accomplished A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the various crew of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the desktop technology box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and knowledge at the desktop supply a glimpse into not just their force but in addition their demanding situations in making a new form of company and a brand new form of tradition.

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Vannevar was born on March 11, 1890, in Everett, Massachusetts, and spent his childhood in Boston. His father was a Universalist minister; both of his grandfathers had been sea captains. S. degree. S. D. in electrical engineering in a joint program from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the latter part of the war, Bush worked on ways to detect the German U-boats that were devastating Allied shipping. He returned in 1919 to MIT as an associate professor of electrical engineering.

Com seemed to be growing at an impressive rate. 5 billion. com seemed to be living proof that the “new economy” of the Internet was viable and that traditional “brick and mortar” businesses had better develop an on-line presence or suffer the consequences. However, in 2000 and 2001 the Internet economy slumped as profits failed to meet investors’ expectations. Amazon was not exempt from the new climate, but Bezos remained confident that by refining product selection and “targeting” customers the company could eventually reach sustained profitability.

He later recalled that “I got fascinated with computers at the age of 13 when accounts of the Harvard Mark I appeared in magazines. ” In high school, Brooks plunged into electronics, joining the radio club and the electrical engineering club. However, he also worked during the 30 Brooks, Frederick P. Frederick Brooks played a key role in designing the IBM System/360, perhaps the most successful computer model of all time. The difficulties he encountered in running large software projects led him to rethink management in his book The Mythical Man-Month.

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