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Author Akera, Atsushi.

Title Calculating a natural world : scientists, engineers, and computers during the rise of U.S. cold war research / Atsushi Akera
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 427 pages) : illustrations
Series Inside technology
Inside technology.
Contents An ecology of knowledge: technical and institutional developments in computing, 1900-1945 -- Biography and the circulation of knowledge: John Mauchly and the origins of electronic computing -- From ecology to network: John von Neumann and postwar negotiations over computer-development research -- Knowledge and organization: redefining computer-development research at the national bureau of standards -- Research and rhetoric: Jay Forrester and federal sponsorship of academic research -- Institutions and border crossings: Cuthbert Hurd and his applied science field men -- Voluntarism and occupational identity: the IBM users' group, share -- Research and education: the academic computing centers at MIT and the University of Michigan -- Discipline and service: research on computer time sharing at MIT and the University of Michigan
Summary How the complex interplay of academic, commercial, and military interests produced an intense period of scientific discovery and technological innovation in computing during the Cold War
Analysis SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY/General
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-412) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Electronic data processing -- United States -- History
Computers -- United States -- History
COMPUTERS -- History.
Computers
Electronic data processing
Datentechnik
Ost-West-Konflikt
Technische Innovation
Kalter Krieg -- Computer -- USA.
Computer -- Kalter Krieg -- USA.
Computer -- USA -- Geschichte.
Ordinateurs -- √Čtats-Unis -- Histoire.
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780262266895
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9781429477192
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9781282098510
9786612098512
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