Bright Boys: The Making of Information Technology
|Rating||:||4.23 (815 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
In 1953 their work was met with incredulity and completely overlooked. Today, it's the way of the world. And even more unexpected: trying to convince someone, anyone, that information was the key to most everything else. Here for the first time is the untold story of how our new age came to be and the bright boys who made it happen. By 1968 their work was gospel. Special Foreword by Jay W. None was more profound and quite unexpected than Information Technology. What began on the bare floor of an old laundry building eventually grew to rival the Manhattan Project in size. Product Description Everything has a beginning. For sixty years the bright boys have been virtually anonymous while their achievements have become a way of life for all of us. Bright Boys brings them home. By 1950 they'd built the world's first real-time computer. Forrester Includes notes by chapter, bibliography, index, and portfolio of archival photography.. The unexpected consequence of that journey was huge what we now know as Information Technology. Three years later they one-upp
Bright Boys cuts right to the heart of how complex technologic systems are conceived, incubated, and grown across generations. This is a remarkable case study of the birth and development of a technological system that indispensably beats as the heart of the economy, communications, transportation, and culture circulating life's blood of information around the globe in the blink of an eye. --Dik Daso, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum. Tom's clever writing style draws a reader into the story and the remarkable depth and breadth of his research ho
Historic moment in science Recumbent A detailed documentation of a major change in science: the switch to digital technology and the introduction of solid-state circuits, which made possible the winning of World War II with radar, anti-aircraft defense, rapid calculation of ballistic trajectories, establishment of a nation-wide military communications system, and missile and torpedo flight control. The politics and personal conflicts at the beginning were too much detail for me, but starting about page 150 the ingenuity and progress of the "bright boys" was great reading.. "Tom Green managed to make this exciting story a bore." according to Alan Kilian. The history of the transition from analog computers to digital computers should have been an exciting page turner, but somehow Mr. Green turned it into a boring list of names, places and dates.I was interested in this book because it mentions ERA our local computer heros where Seymour Cray got his start before founding Control Data and Cray Research.I wanted to learn about the technology of Whirlwind and other digital computers, but there's very little description of just what went into designing and building these fantastic machines.If you want a timeline of the names, places and dat. Too Expensive Matthew Keen Great book but I am not sure what is inflating the price. Many other books on the same subject are half the price. 320 pages should not cost so much.
Since 1995, Green has evolved his storytelling skills and video-making experience in tandem with the arrival and growth of the Internet and Web.. In addition to working for various companies as a writer, editor, and producer, he owned and operated his own video production company for ten years where he produced video for cor