Electronic Brains: Stories from the Dawn of the Computer Age

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Granta Books, 2006 - Computers - 274 pages
By the 1960s IBM had beaten all rivals and dominated the world computer market. But IBM came late to the race. From the 1930s to the 1960s, small, independent teams on four continents worked on the development of the first modern computers. This is the story of these teams.

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This is a thoroughly enjoyable book covering the early years of computing roughly up to the mid 60s but focusing on the pioneering computers and teams around the world after the Second World War. I ... Read full review

Electronic brains: stories from the dawn of the computer age

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Inspired by a popular BBC radio series of the same name, this book details the post-war computer development boom, concentrating on the personalities instead of the technology, and blending human ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Mike Hally trained as an electronics engineer and worked at British Aerospace for seventeen years. He started working for Radio 4 in 1989 as a freelance, where he still works today. He later formed Pennine Productions, producing programmes for Radio 4.

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