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Author Ware, Willis H.

Title RAND and the information evolution : a history in essays and vignettes / Willis H. Ware
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 201 pages) : illustrations
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-190) and index
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Subject Rand Corporation -- History
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.
Information technology -- Research.
Military research.
Research institutes.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780833048165