Get A to Z of Computer Scientists. Notable Scientists PDF

By Harry Henderson

ISBN-10: 0816045313

ISBN-13: 9780816045310

This finished A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the varied crew of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the machine technology box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and data at the laptop supply a glimpse into not just their force but additionally their demanding situations in making a new type of company and a brand new form of tradition.

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But he became frustrated because he had to work on projects that Warner wanted, not the new ideas 38 Bushnell, Nolan he was constantly thinking up, and he also felt stuck in just one role. Bushnell, however, believed that his strength came from a combination of skills. He would later tell author Robert Slater that “I’m not the best engineer around. I’m not the best marketeer. I’m not the best financial strategist. ” So Bushnell left Warner after only two years and launched a new venture. He had observed that modern kids like nothing better than video games and pizza, so why not combine the two?

He was quoted as saying, “Business is the greatest game of all. Lots of complexity and a minimum of rules. ” Further Reading Cohen, Scott. Zap! The Rise and Fall of Atari. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984. Slater, Robert. Portraits in Silicon. : MIT Press, 1987. C ᨳ Case, Steve (1958– ) American Entrepreneur a juice stand (using the plentiful free fruit from the trees in their backyard). When the brothers reached their teen years, they named themselves Case Enterprises and branched out into newspaper delivery, selling seeds and greeting cards, and even publishing an advertising circular under the name Aloha Sales Agency.

The inventors of ENIAC, J. PRESPER ECKERT and JOHN MAUCHLY, studied Bush’s machine and how it used vacuum tube circuits, but the machine’s limitations encouraged them to use digital circuits rather than analog. Bush, too, changed the direction of his work. During the war he served as the chairman of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC), and then became head of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, which oversaw wartime research projects including the development of radar and of the atomic bomb.

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