[SATLUG] OT... Father of Information Technology

Hector Bojorquez hector.bojorquez at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 23:51:42 CST 2008


Alan Kay.....is a total hero for me.... as is Engelbart
I know of Turing, Minskly and Cerf....

Backus and Knuth are news...
I've read some of those books..
One of my favorite books was Steven Levy's Hackers...
AND
The Dream Machine

On Jan 18, 2008 9:48 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hector Bojorquez wrote:
> > I love the history of computing and gadgets.
> > I am fascinated by the likes of Doug Engelbart and others.. (ever heard
> of
> > Licklider?)
>
> Yes.
>
> > I'd never heard of this guy until I read a Wikipedia entry on WIMAX
> >
> > Y'all ever heard of Claude Shannon...
>
> Yes.
>
> > wow.. took the Boolean concepts and came up with...well the theoretical
> > underpinnings of information theory..
> > this is a fascinating video
> > http://www.ucsd.tv/search-details.asp?showID=6090
>
> You may also enjoy reading the books:
>
> The Soul Of A New Machine:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Soul_of_a_New_Machine
>
> The Mythical Man-Month
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mythical_Man-Month
>
> Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/0684832674/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200713004&sr=1-1
>
> A History of Modern Computing
>
> http://www.amazon.com/History-Modern-Computing-2nd/dp/0262532034/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200713578&sr=1-1
>
> There are many others.
>
> Some other people to look at who you may or may not have heard about
> before include:
>
> Don Knuth
> Alan Kay
> Vinton Cerf
> John Backus
> Marvin Minsky
> Alan Turing
>
> "If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of
> Giants." - Isasac Newton
>
>  -- Bruce
>
>
>
>
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