Building the world’s first computers
Simon Lavington (Editor)
$23.99 US Dollars
Secret wartime projects in code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers.
By 1955 computers had begun to appear in the market-place. The Information Age was dawning and Alan Turing and his contemporaries held centre stage. Their influence is still discernable deep down within today’s hardware and software.
Told by top historians, this is a fascinating story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period.
There can be no doubt that Alan Turing was a brilliant man who changed the course of history in countless ways, but there were many other brilliant minds involved bringing computer science to life & ultimately into our homes. This fascinating book reminds us of the importance of their contribution; a fitting tribute to those who gave the world so much.
Kate Russell, technology reporter for BBC Click
Fantastic! This is an excellent romp through the Britain’s early computer history, placing Alan Turing’s work in a broader context and introducing the reader to some of the significant machines and personalities that created our digital world. It shows just what a powerful group of people, research labs and companies Britain had working on the development of high speed digital computing after the Second World War. The myth of a lone inventor is rarely true - this book leads the reader through complex but intriguing stories of the sung and unsung heroes and machines of a pioneering computing industry.
Dr Tilly Blyth, Curator of Computing and Information, Science Museum
Peter Daly CEng CITP