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E-AUDIO
Author McCartney, Scott
Title ENIAC [downloadable audiobook] : the triumphs and tragedies of the world's first computer / Scott McCartney
Publisher [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012
 
 
Edition Unabridged
Descript 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 18 min.)) : digital
Performer(S) Read by Adams Morgan
Summary The true father of the modern computer was not John von Neumann, as he is generally credited. That honor belongs to the two men, John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, who built the world's first programmable computer: the legendary ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). Mauchly and Eckert developed a revolutionary vision: to make electricity "think." Funded by the U.S. Army, the team they led constructed a behemoth weighing thirty tons with eighteen thousand vacuum tubes and miles of wiring that blazed a trail to the next generation of computers that quickly followed. Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of Mauchly and Eckert's personal papers, ENIAC is a dramatic human story and a vital contribution to the history of technology that restores to the two inventors the legacy they deserve
Note Digital content provided by hoopla
Tech Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject ENIAC (Computer) -- History
Electronic digital computers -- History
Computer industry -- United States -- History
Alt Author Morgan, Adams. Narrator.
hoopla digital
ISBN 9781441799753
1441799753
Music # MWT10024322

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