By Harry Henderson
This complete A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the various staff of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the machine technological know-how box. The state of the art, modern entries and knowledge at the desktop supply a glimpse into not just their force but in addition their demanding situations in making a new form of company and a brand new form of tradition.
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Degree with honors in 1976. After graduation he worked for several computer-related companies, writing printer control software and learning more about operating systems. As a result of this varied experience, Berners-Lee became familiar with scientists and their computing needs, the capabilities of current computers, and the discipline of software engineering. By 1980, Berners-Lee was working as an independent consultant at CERN, the giant European physics research institute. It was there that his interests turned away from the nuts and bolts of computer hardware to investigating the structure of knowledge as it might be dealt with in computer networks.
1931– ) American Computer Scientist In the early days of computing (the late 1940s and early 1950s), most programming was done in a haphazard and improvised fashion. This was not surprising: Programming was a brand-new field and there was no previous experience to draw upon. However, as computers became larger and programs more complicated, programmers began to learn more about how to organize and manage their projects. Based on his personal experience writing the operating system for the IBM 360 computer, Frederick Brooks described the obstacles and pitfalls that often wrecked software development.
New York: HarperBusiness, 2000. ᨳ Boole, George (1815–1864) British Mathematician The British mathematician and logician George Boole developed his algebra of logic about a 26 Boole, George century before the invention of the computer. However, his search for “the laws of thought” led to logical rules that are now embedded in the silicon of computer chips and used every day by people seeking information through Web search engines. Boole was born on November 2, 1815, in Lincoln, England, to a family in modest circumstances.
A to Z of Computer Scientists by Harry Henderson