[SATLUG] OT... Father of Information Technology

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 23:53:20 CST 2008


One of my favorite books to date was Mitnick's The Art of Deception.

On Jan 18, 2008 9:51 PM, Hector Bojorquez <hector.bojorquez at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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