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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More ingenious is the edge-notched- card IR method patented in the United
States in 1925 and earlier in England by Alfred ... Henry P. Stamford had
obtained a patent for a similar system as early as 1896, but since he used only
holes at card ...
IBM eventually purchased rights to his patent for a substantial sum in 1956, four
years before he died. The Viehe patent was apparently not known to, or not
considered pertinent by, three other inventors, all of whom independently
invented a ...
The first U.S. patents for what are now called trackballs were awarded to William
F. Alexander in 1958, Robert A. Koster ... All of these cite as antecedents the
1952 patent of Joseph Harrington, Jr., but judging by the drawing submitted with
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In the preface of his latest endeavor, which sits somewhere between an encyclopedia and a dictionary, Reilly (computer science, emeritus, SUNY at Buffalo; Encyclopedia of Computer Science) states that ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
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