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  Ewa Orłowska on relational methods in logic and computer science
Golińska-Pilarek J., Zawidzki M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 502 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319978-78-9)

Today’s world seems to have little use for the grand traditions of yesteryear. All too often that means discarding the baby with the bathwater. In academia, a case in point is the festschrift. German for “festival of writing,” th...

Sep 3 2019
  Bitwise: a life in code
Auerbach D.,  Pantheon Books, New York, NY, 2018. 304 pp. Type: Book (978-0-670024-93-3)

This is perhaps the most peculiar book I have ever reviewed. It is essentially a collection of philosophical and autobiographical essays on the subject of computing, specifically on topics the author finds interesting. Whether you, the reader, wil...

May 2 2019
  Endless loop: the history of the BASIC programming language
Lorenzo M.,  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Philadelphia, PA, 2017. 190 pp. Type: Book (978-1-974277-07-0)

Ada Lovelace is widely regarded as the world’s first computer programmer. Did you know that her father was the poet Lord Byron, or that he separated from her mother shortly after Ada was born? Her mother then promoted Ada’s interest in...

Jul 18 2018
  Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s coming of age
Berlin L.,  Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2017. 512 pp. Type: Book (978-1-451651-50-8), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Berlin’s compelling volume is distinguished by an engaging writing style. Her chronological history of the Valley is punctuated by personal insights about the principals. As effective and engaging as the author is, though, it is the nuggets ...

Jul 17 2018
   Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s coming of age
Berlin L.,  Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2017. 512 pp. Type: Book (978-1-451651-50-8), Reviews: (1 of 2)

I like books about the history of the computing field. Those of us who lived through all of it delight in stories of folks who pioneered all of what we have today. This is a very good example of one of those books....

Jun 15 2018
  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 highly variabl...

Aug 23 2017
  Emergent computation: a festschrift for Selim G. Akl
Adamatzky A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 643 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319463-75-9)

The foreword, by David Rappaport and Kai Salomaa, is a very nice summary (five pages) of significant contributions made by Selim G. Akl in several areas of informatics during the course of a very productive career. (For the sake of transparency: I...

Aug 8 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
  Late style: Yuri I. Manin looking back on a life in mathematics
Handwerk, A; Willems, H. 00:55:00, published on Jan 1, 2012, Springer, Type: Video

This is a biographical documentary about Yuri Manin, one of the greatest and most interesting mathematicians of our time, with a clear emphasis on the social and political context....

May 17 2016
  Ada’s legacy: cultures of computing from the victorian to the digital age
Hammerman R., Russell A.,  Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool, New York, NY, 2015. 243 pp. Type: Book

Known as the first computer programmer, and popularized by the programming language named after her, who really was Augusta Ada, Countess of Lovelace, and what does she signify for us? Ada’s legacy, a collection of papers based on a 2...

May 13 2016
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