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Out of their Minds: The Lives and Discoveries of 15 Great Computer Scientists

Biography / Memoir

By: D Shasha and C Lazere

291 pages, B/w photos, figs

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #96027 | ISBN: 0387982698
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About this book

&i;`A fascinating collection of profiles and interviews with some of the men who brought us to the computer age.'&o; LR Shannon, The New York Times


Contents

INTRODUCTION.- LINGUISTS: John Backus.- John McCarthy.- Alan Kay.- ALGORITHMISTS: Edsger Dijkstra.- Michael Rabin.- Donald Knuth.- Robert Tarjan.- Leslie Lamport.- Steve Cook and Leonid Levin.- ARCHITECTS: Fred Brooks.- Burton Smith.- Danny Hillis. SCULPTORS OF MACHINE INTELLIGENCE: Edward Feigenbaum.- Doug Lenat.- EPILOGUE.- POSTSCRIPT.- GLOSSARY.- REFERENCES.

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