Ideas That Created the Future

Ideas That Created the Future Classic Papers of Computer Science

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Ideas That Created the Future collects forty-six classic papers in computer science that map the evolution of the field. It covers all aspects of computer science: theory and practice, architectures and algorithms, and logic and software systems, with an emphasis on the period of 1936-1980 but also including important early work. Offering papers by thinkers ranging from Aristotle and Leibniz to Alan Turing and Nobert Weiner, the book documents the discoveries and inventions that created today's digital world. Each paper is accompanied by a brief essay by Harry Lewis, the volume's editor, offering historical and intellectual context.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262045308
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 004
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 788g
Height: 228mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 32mm