Eniac by Scott McCartney
The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer

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For all his genius, John von Neumann was not, as he is generally credited, the true father of the modern computer. That honor belongs to the two men who built the first programmable computer, the lengendary ENIAC: John Mauchly and Presper Eckert. In ENIAC, two stories-of the three-year race to complete the computer, and of the three-decade struggle to take credit for it-are intertwined and fully revealed to general readers for the first time.
 

About Scott McCartney

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Scott McCartney is the author of three books. A veteran journalist and licensed private pilot, he has been explaining airlines and travel to readers of "The Wall Street Journal" for more than a decade. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Walker & Co.. 262 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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A fluid history of the achievements and the controversies surrounding the design and building of the world's first digital computer.

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This account of how an engineer barely out of college and a physicist with dreams of predicting the weather, conceived and built the world's first computer. But it tells a great story, and Wall Street

May 31 1999 | Read Full Review of Eniac: The Triumphs and Trage...

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