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Author Ware, Willis H.

Title RAND and the information evolution : a history in essays and vignettes / Willis H. Ware.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 201 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-190) and index.
Summary This professional memoir describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical desk calculators, electric accounting machines, and analog computers. The memoir includes photographs and vignettes that reveal the collegial, creative, and often playful spirit in which the groundbreaking research was conducted at RAND.
Contents Introduction -- The department -- RAND's first computer people -- RAND's early computers -- A building for people with computers -- Project essays -- Lore, snippets, and snapshots -- Epilogue.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details 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. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Rand Corporation -- History.
Rand Corporation. (OCoLC)fst00528242
Rand Corporation
Rand Corporation.
Information technology -- Research -- United States -- History.
Computer science -- Research -- United States -- History.
Military research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Research institutes -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
COMPUTERS -- Information Theory.
COMPUTERS -- History.
HISTORY -- Military -- General.
Computer science -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00872467
Information technology -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00973126
Military research. (OCoLC)fst01021439
Research institutes. (OCoLC)fst01095299
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Computer Science.
Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1959-1980
Geschichte 1950-1980
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Ware, Willis H. RAND and the information evolution. 9780833045133 (DLC) 2008029573 (OCoLC)233591958
ISBN 9780833048165 (electronic bk.)
0833048163 (electronic bk.)
9780833045133 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
083304513X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/CP-537-RC
Standard No. AU@ 000051406532
DEBBG BV043159909
DEBSZ 421916192
DEBSZ 430799667
GBVCP 1008654701

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