Coverart for item
The Resource Howard Aiken : portrait of a computer pioneer, I. Bernard Cohen

Howard Aiken : portrait of a computer pioneer, I. Bernard Cohen

Label
Howard Aiken : portrait of a computer pioneer
Title
Howard Aiken
Title remainder
portrait of a computer pioneer
Statement of responsibility
I. Bernard Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Howard Hathaway Aiken (1900-1973) was a major figure of the early digital era. He is best known for his first machine, the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator or Harvard Mark I, conceived in 1937 and put into operation in 1944. But he also made significant contributions to the development of applications for the new machines and to the creation of a university curriculum for computer science." "This biography of Aiken, by a major historian of science who was also a colleague of Aiken's at Harvard, offers a clear and often entertaining introduction to Aiken and his times."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, I. Bernard
Dewey number
  • 004/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.2.A35
LC item number
C65 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
History of computing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aiken, Howard H.
  • Computer engineers
  • Computers
  • Aiken, Howard H.
  • Computer engineers
  • Computers
  • United States
  • Computers
Label
Howard Aiken : portrait of a computer pioneer, I. Bernard Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Aiken's Background in Computing and Knowledge of Babbage's Machines
  • Planning and Beginning the Construction of the Machine
  • How to Perform Multiplication and Division by Machine
  • Construction of the Machine
  • Installing the ASCC/Mark I in Cambridge and Transferring It to the Navy
  • Aiken at the Naval Mine Warfare School
  • The Dedication
  • The Aftermath
  • Some Features of Mark I
  • Programming and Staffing, Wartime Operation, and the Implosion Computations
  • The Names "ASCC" and "Mark I"
  • The Mystery of the Number 23
  • Tables of Bessel Functions
  • Aiken's Harvard Program in Computer Science
  • Later Relations between Aiken and IBM
  • Aiken at Harvard, 1945-1961
  • Life in the Comp Lab
  • Retirement from Harvard
  • Businessman and Consultant
  • A Summing Up
  • Appendixes
  • Introduction to a Pioneer
  • The Harvard News Release
  • Aiken's Talk at the Dedication
  • Aiken's Memorandum Describing the Harvard Computation Laboratory
  • The Stored Program and the Binary Number System
  • Aiken's Three Later Machines
  • How Many Computers Are Needed?
  • The NSF Computer Tree
  • Who Invented the Computer? Was Mark I a Computer?
  • The Harvard Computation Laboratory during the 1950s
  • Early Life and Education
  • A Harvard Graduate Student
  • First Steps Toward a New Type of Calculating Machine
  • An Unsuccessful Attempt to Get the Machine Built
  • Seeking Support from IBM
  • The Proposal for an Automatic Calculating Machine
Control code
44962601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585077994
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3594
  • 9780262270533
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44962601
Label
Howard Aiken : portrait of a computer pioneer, I. Bernard Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Aiken's Background in Computing and Knowledge of Babbage's Machines
  • Planning and Beginning the Construction of the Machine
  • How to Perform Multiplication and Division by Machine
  • Construction of the Machine
  • Installing the ASCC/Mark I in Cambridge and Transferring It to the Navy
  • Aiken at the Naval Mine Warfare School
  • The Dedication
  • The Aftermath
  • Some Features of Mark I
  • Programming and Staffing, Wartime Operation, and the Implosion Computations
  • The Names "ASCC" and "Mark I"
  • The Mystery of the Number 23
  • Tables of Bessel Functions
  • Aiken's Harvard Program in Computer Science
  • Later Relations between Aiken and IBM
  • Aiken at Harvard, 1945-1961
  • Life in the Comp Lab
  • Retirement from Harvard
  • Businessman and Consultant
  • A Summing Up
  • Appendixes
  • Introduction to a Pioneer
  • The Harvard News Release
  • Aiken's Talk at the Dedication
  • Aiken's Memorandum Describing the Harvard Computation Laboratory
  • The Stored Program and the Binary Number System
  • Aiken's Three Later Machines
  • How Many Computers Are Needed?
  • The NSF Computer Tree
  • Who Invented the Computer? Was Mark I a Computer?
  • The Harvard Computation Laboratory during the 1950s
  • Early Life and Education
  • A Harvard Graduate Student
  • First Steps Toward a New Type of Calculating Machine
  • An Unsuccessful Attempt to Get the Machine Built
  • Seeking Support from IBM
  • The Proposal for an Automatic Calculating Machine
Control code
44962601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585077994
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3594
  • 9780262270533
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44962601

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...