March 7, 2017

A to Z of Computer Scientists. Notable Scientists by Harry Henderson

By Harry Henderson

This complete A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the varied crew of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the desktop technology box. The state of the art, modern entries and data at the computing device provide a glimpse into not just their force but additionally their demanding situations in making a new form of enterprise and a brand new type of tradition.

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Inventor Nolan Bushnell, with energy as restless as his game screens, became one of the first modern Silicon Valley computer pioneers. Nolan Bushnell was born on February 5, 1943, in Clearfield, Utah, a small town near the Great Salt Lake. ” After building the demo, he went home and dug up every switch, flashlight, and other electrical component he could find, and began to tinker. Nolan earned his ham (amateur) radio license when he was only 10 years old. When he ventured from electronics to more active pursuits, he was less successful.

Princeton University Press, 1981. MacHale, Desmond. George Boole: His Life and Work. Dublin: Boole Press, 1985. ᨳ Bricklin, Daniel (1951– ) American Inventor, Programmer Whenever a business executive or manager wants “the numbers” to summarize profits and losses or to back up a proposal, the chances are very good that the data will be provided in the rows and columns of a spreadsheet. With this versatile calculating tool, a manager can easily apply formulas to explore the effects of changes in billing, shipping, or other business procedures.

Further Reading Henderson, Harry. Modern Mathematicians. New York: Facts On File, 1996. Kramer, Edna E. The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics. : Princeton University Press, 1981. MacHale, Desmond. George Boole: His Life and Work. Dublin: Boole Press, 1985. ᨳ Bricklin, Daniel (1951– ) American Inventor, Programmer Whenever a business executive or manager wants “the numbers” to summarize profits and losses or to back up a proposal, the chances are very good that the data will be provided in the rows and columns of a spreadsheet.

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