[SIGCIS-Members] Isaacson's book
evan at snarc.net
Mon Oct 6 20:28:43 PDT 2014
Apparently I only heard the second half.
On Oct 6, 2014, PeterEckstein at comcast.net wrote:
>On the interview, let me add:
>Good: Recognizing that Atanasoff did not really invent the first
>Bad: Saying that JVA worked alone, when in fact Clifford Berry did much
>of the engineering. He was the "B" in the retrospectively named "ABC."
>Good: giving precedence to ENIAC and to some extent Colossus.
>Rather bad: Never mentioning (that I heard, could be wrong) either
>Eckert or Mauchly by name.
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>To: "Haigh, Thomas" <thaigh at computer.org>, "Computer, SIG"
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>I heard Isaacson on NPR just now.
>Good: Realistic treatment to Al Gore's contributions to the Internet.
>Neutral: Power users today only learn software, not hardware, unlike in
>his transistor kit youth. (No mention of the present "maker" trend.)
>Bad: Personal computing was invented in the Bay Area and Altair was the
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