Milestones in Computer Science and Information Technology
Greenwood Press, 2003 - 380 oldal
Using the same approach as the popular "Milestones in Science and Technology" and "Milestones in Health and Medicine," this unique reference features more than 600 concise entries describing the most significant advances in the field of computer science and information technology. Arranged in a convenient A-to-Z format, entries explain topics in a wide variety of categories, including hardware, software, theory, mathematics, programming, languages, memory, architecture, applications, and graphics.
Each entry presents a history of the topic's milestones, describes its current status, and recommends a source for additional research. Entries link key developments and discoveries to notable researchers and companies, from the famous figures like Alan Turing and Bill Gates to lesser-known names like Gordon Moore and Zuse. More than 30 illustrations, helpful cross-references, four indexes, and selected sources for additional reading help users navigate this reference and supplement their research. Whether you're researching cutting-edge technologies such as MP3, data encryption, and Beowulf clusters, or historical topics like Fortran, Packard Bell, and the Alto computer, students from high school and college, scholars, and the general public can easily find the facts and dates surrounding the most significant developments in the history of computing.
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The origin of the 600 series was the M236 computer developed by General
Electric (GE) for the U.S. Air Force Cape Canaveral Missile Range and installed
at Eleuth- era in the Bahamas. The M236 was a 36-bit computer designed to
meet the ...
Initially, Hitachi made locomotives, transformers, elevators, pumps, and other
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Toshiba industry The origins of the Japanese company Toshiba go back to 1885
with the founding of the Shi- baura Electric company, which made telegraph
equipment. In 1904, the company allied with General Electric (GE) to produce
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