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Riassunto: Written for the general reader, Burke's volume provides the first view of the relationships among America's librarians, cryptanalysts and educators as they created information science, computerized codebreaking, and the modern research university. Using hundreds of primary and secret documents and more than twenty illustrations to trace the careers of Vannevar Bush of MIT and the navy's codebreaking agency, OP-20-G, Burke shows how the lack of coherent American science and intelligence policies led to the tangled lives of two proto-computers that were the world's first electronic data-processing machines. The histories of Bush's Memex-like microfilm Rapid Selector for the American Documentalists and his Comparator for those who created the nation's Ultra Bombe and RAM machines began in the early 1930s and suffered through a generation of struggles with intransigent technologies, policy conflicts with the British over the control of signals-intelligence and the unwillingness of America to develop information and intelligence technologies until the Cold War turned to science and the library to fulfill defense needs.
Now, as the United States is on the verge of investing billions of dollars in information highways while reducing its intelligence capabilities, the tragedy of Bush's machines warns against information scientists putting technology ahead of logic and of the dangers of the nation returning to isolationism. Indexed and with extensive endnotes which serve the bibliographic function.
L'autore: Colin Burke (Ph.D., Washington University) is an historian and educator who has written on American social history, the history of higher education, quantitative methods and the history of computers. He has received awards from, among others, the SSRC and the Spencer Foundation. He was the senior Fulbright scholar in Poland during the fall of Communism and has acted as a consultant to government agencies.
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro Scarecrow Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0810827832I3N11
Descrizione libro Scarecrow Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0810827832 Good+; Hardcover; Withdrawn library copy with the standard library markings; Light wear to the covers; Library stamps to the endpapers; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Binding is excellent with a sturdy spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5" - 9.75" tall); Tan cloth covers with title in gold lettering on a blue background; 1994, Scarecrow Press; 466 pages; "Information and Secrecy : Vannevar Bush, Ultra, and the Other Memex," by Colin Burke & Michael Buckland. Codice libro della libreria SKU-T43AG07809295
Descrizione libro Scarecrow Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-056-23-2641802
Descrizione libro Scarecrow Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-056-23-2641802