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Idea makers: personal perspectives on the lives & ideas of some notable people
Wolfram S., Wolfram Media Inc., Champaign, IL, 2016. 250 pp. Type: Book (978-1-579550-03-5)
We all know Stephen Wolfram as the creator of Mathematica. In this short book, he gives us his perspective on a number of people who have had an impact on computer science and, of course, on Wolfram. The size of these discussions is hi...
Aug 23 2017
Female innovators at work: women on top of tech
Newnham D., Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 216 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484223-63-5)
Newnham, founder of the Junto Network and other endeavors, has collected 20 interviews with women who have successful careers in technology and innovation. If you are looking for role models and inspiration, this is an excellent book.<...
Jul 12 2017
Intertwingled: the work and influence of Ted Nelson
Dechow D., Struppa D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 150 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319169-24-8)
Over 40 years ago (1974), the computing world got a glimpse of the future with the publication of a very peculiar book--really two books in one, bound back-to-back with each side showing its front cover. It was author Ted Nels...
Apr 29 2016
Lovelace & Babbage and the creation of the 1843 ‘notes’
Füegi J., Francis J. ACM Inroads 6(3): 78-86, 2015. Type: Article
This paper is a fascinating expansion of research into the history of computation that appeared in the documentary film
To Dream Tomorrow
, created by the paper’s two authors. Specifically, the authors look at documenta...
Apr 19 2016
Giants of computing: a compendium of select, pivotal pioneers
O’Regan G., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, London, UK, 2013. 298 pp. Type: Book (978-1-447153-39-9)
I found it quite difficult to give a “micro” review of this excellent book. The author has given us a mini-biography of 59 “giants” of computing, with a brief account of their major achievements....
Oct 29 2013
Pluralism in software engineering: Turing Award winner Peter Naur explains
Daylight E., De Grave K., Lonely Scholar, Heverlee, Belgium, 2011. 134 pp. Type: Book (978-9-491386-00-8)
This book presents the transcript of an interesting, thought-provoking, and perhaps controversial interview with Peter Naur, conducted and very well prepared by Edgar G. Daylight. The interview included comments by Naur in response to ...
Oct 22 2012
Robert Recorde: Tudor polymath, expositor and practitioner of computation
Williams J., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2011. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-0-857298-61-4)
Robert Recorde was an English mathematician who lived in the first part of the 16th century. Since his work predates most computing devices, Recorde belongs in the history of computing only in the very broadest sense, that is, if we in...
Mar 8 2012
Rainbow of computer science: dedicated to Hermann Maurer on the occasion of his 70th birthday (LNCS 6570)
Calude C., Rozenberg G., Salomaa A. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2011. Type: Divisible Book
In the tradition of all Festschriften, this volume in tribute to Hermann Maurer collects short contributions on a variety of topics of particular relevance to the honoree. Given the diversity of Maurer’s published work, these...
Dec 5 2011
Marshall McLuhan: You know nothing of my work!
Coupland D., Atlas Books, New York, NY, 2010. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-1-935633-16-7)
When I found Coupland’s biography of Marshall McLuhan listed as an available book for self-assignment, I jumped at the chance to review it. (I had already started reading a copy of McLuhan’s 1964 book , which I f...
Sep 30 2011
Hackers: heroes of the computer revolution (25th Anniv. Ed.)
Levy S., O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2010. 528 pp. Type: Book (978-1-449388-39-3)
This book was first published in 1984. An edition containing an afterword appeared in 1984, and the reviewed (2010) edition ends with quotes from Gates, Wozniak, Zuckerberg, and Stallman. It is a paean to a time past and to a cast of c...
Jul 11 2011
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