Turing's Legacy: A History of Computing at the National Physical Laboratory 1945-1995
During the second half of the twentieth century, the use of computers has transformed working life in the developed world. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is one of the cradles of this revolution. This book outlines its contribution to modern computing history, covering the vital role played by Alan Turing, the Pilot ACE and ACE computers developed from his plans, and the fertile marriage of computers and communications in the 1960s.
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