The supermen

the story of Seymour Cray and the technical wizards behind the supercomputer
Author: Charles J. Murray
Publisher: Wiley
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 232
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Recounts the development of the supercomputer by Seymour Cray, and traces the life of the maverick engineer and entrepreneur who created a new industry

Die Gegenwart der Zukunft

Perspektiven zeitkritischer Wissenspolitik
Author: Stefan Böschen,Kurt Weis
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531904043
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
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Die Zukunft wurde in modernen Gesellschaften als Horizont unbegrenzter Möglichkeiten wissenschaftlich-technischer und damit auch gesellschaftlicher Entwicklung begriffen. Dieser optimistischen Sichtweise entgegengesetzt zeigt sich heute, wie sehr gegenwärtiges Handeln diesen Horizont von Möglichkeiten gerade begrenzt. In der Folge muss Fortschritt neu bewertet, Zukunft bewusst gestaltet werden. Entsprechend verschieben sich die Muster gesellschaftlicher Zeitstrukturierung, die analytisch als Zeitlandschaften erfasst werden. Die mit diesen Verschiebungen verbundenen Konflikte provozieren Rufe nach einer Zeitpolitik. Mit Blick auf die Risikobewältigung in spätmodernen Gesellschaften werden in diesem Band Probleme und Perspektiven einer zeitkritischen Wissenspolitik diskutiert.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Author: Harry Henderson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110030
Category: Computer science
Page: 593
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Presents an illustrated A-Z encyclopedia containing approximately 600 entries on computer and technology related topics.


Author: Paul Atkinson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861897375
Category: Computers
Page: 256
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The pixelated rectangle we spend most of our day staring at in silence is not the television as many long feared, but the computer—the ubiquitous portal of work and personal lives. At this point, the computer is almost so common we don’t notice it in our view. It’s difficult to envision that not that long ago it was a gigantic, room-sized structure only to be accessed by a few inspiring as much awe and respect as fear and mystery. Now that the machine has decreased in size and increased in popular use, the computer has become a prosaic appliance, little-more noted than a toaster. These dramatic changes, from the daunting to the ordinary, are captured in Computer by design historian Paul Atkinson. Here, Atkinson chronicles the changes in physical design of the computer and shows how these changes in design are related to changes in popular attitude. Atkinson is fascinated by how the computer has been represented and promoted in advertising. For example, in contrast to ads from the 1970s and ’80s, today’s PC is very PC—genderless, and largely status free. Computer also considers the role of the computer as a cultural touchstone, as evidenced by its regular appearance in popular culture, including the iconography of the space age, HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, James Bond’s gadgetry, and Stars War and Star Trek. Computer covers many issues ignored by other histories of computing, which have focused on technology and the economics involved in their production, but rarely on the role of fashion in the physical design and promotion of computers and their general reception. The book will appeal to professionals and students of design and technology as well as those interested in the history of computers and how they have shaped—and been shaped by—our lives.

The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History

Author: Kenneth E. Hendrickson, III
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810888882
Category: History
Page: 972
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The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History is a three-volume work of over 1,000 entries on the rise and spread of the Industrial Revolution across the world. Entries comprise accessible but scholarly explorations of topics from the “aerospace industry” to “zaibatsu.” Contributor articles not only address topics of technology and technical innovation but emphasize the individual human and social experience of industrialization. Entries include generous selections of biographical figures and human communities, with articles on entrepreneurs, working men and women, families, and organizations. They also cover legal developments, disasters, and the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution. Each entry also includes cross-references and a brief list of suggested readings to alert readers to more detailed information.

The Eye for Innovation

Recognizing Possibilities and Managing the Creative Enterprise
Author: Robert Price
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300123708
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 329
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Innovation is synonymous with problem solving, and the basic elements of innovation apply to any business, says Robert M. Price in this essential guide for managers of organizations large or small. Distilling a set of practical principles from his forty years of experience as a pioneer in the computer industry, the author shows that innovation can be learned and practiced by everyone, that it can offer solutions to everyday problems as well as high-profile ones, and that it provides opportunities to solve business problems while meeting a variety of human needs. Former CEO of Control Data, Price weaves the history of this uniquely innovative company with fresh thinking about innovation itself?what it means to the people in an organization, the products, and the processes. He avoids simplistic prescriptions and clearly explains seven fundamental principles of innovation beginning with ?innovators are made, not born.” He illustrates these principles with fascinating real-life examples. His book offers both the practical tools and the inspiration to everyone with an interest in effective management practice and in building organizations that creatively and continuously respond to ever-changing social and market needs.

Great Lives from History: ʻAbbas ibn Firnas - Philip Emeagwali

Author: Alvin K. Benson
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655234
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1376
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Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.

Wisconsin Magazine of History

Author: Milo Milton Quaife,Joseph Schafer,Edward Porter Alexander
Publisher: N.A
Category: Wisconsin
Page: N.A
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Computers, Technology, and Society

Author: June Jamrich Parsons,Dan Oja,Stephanie Low
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
Category: Computers
Page: 608
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Part of the New Perspectives series, this text and CD offers a societal approach and innovative technology for meaningful learning of computer concepts.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts

Author: June Jamrich Parsons,Dan Oja
Publisher: N.A
Category: Computer architecture
Page: 752
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Part of the New Perspectives Series, the Fourth Edition of this best-selling book uses the text, the innovative book-on-CD, and the Web to enhance both the teaching and learning experience.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson
Publisher: Charles Scribners & Sons
ISBN: 9780684806440
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 649
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Includes persons who made significant contributions while living in the United States, whether or not they were U.S. citizens, and who died in the five-year period covered by each volume. Includes an index by occupation.

Die Endurance

Shackletons legendäre Expedition in die Antarktis
Author: Caroline Alexander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492405287
Category: Travel
Page: 286
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