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Author Alesso, H. Peter
Title Connections : Patterns of Discovery
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2008
©2008
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (223 pages)
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Series Wiley - IEEE Ser. ; v.29
Wiley - IEEE Ser
Note Intro -- Connections -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Organization of this Book -- Introduction -- Stories -- Connecting Information -- Patterns -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecasting Tools -- The Big Picture -- Forecasts -- Chapter 1. Connecting Information -- The Google Story -- The Information Revolution -- Defining Information -- Looking Good -- Google Connects Information -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Information -- Chapter 2. Connecting Circuits -- Moore's Law Story -- Edison's Electric Light -- The Vacuum Tube Diode -- The First Programmable Computers -- ENIAC -- The Transistor -- How Transistors Work -- Proof of Principle for the Transistor -- The Microprocessor -- How Microprocessors Work -- Moore's Law -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Circuits -- Chapter 3. Connecting Chips -- The Personal Computer Story -- Vannevar Bush -- Douglas Engelbart -- Robert Taylor -- J. C. R. Licklider -- Alan Kay -- Butler Lampson -- Charles (Chuck) Thacker -- Personal Computing -- The Xerox Alto -- Apple Computer -- IBM PC -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Chips -- Chapter 4. Connecting Processes -- The Software Story -- John von Neumann -- Claude Shannon -- The Evolution of Programming Languages -- Sir Charles Antony (Tony) Richard Hoare -- Software as an Industry -- Software Productivity -- Fourth Generation Languages -- Proprietary Versus Open Standards -- Emergent Fifth Generation Languages (5GLs) -- Charles Simonyi -- William H. Gates III -- Linus Torvalds -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Processes -- Chapter 5. Connecting Machines -- The Ethernet Story -- Xerox PARC and Ethernet -- Robert Metcalf -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Machines -- Chapter 6. Connecting Networks -- The Internet Story -- Vinton Cerf -- Transition to the World Wide Web
Tim Berners-Lee -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Networks -- Chapter 7. Connecting Devices -- The Ubiquitous Computing Story -- Ubiquitous Computing -- Mark Weiser -- Jeff Hawkins -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Devices -- Chapter 8. Connecting the Web -- The Ubiquitous Web Story -- Michael Dertouzos -- Project Oxygen -- Perfect Search -- Tim Berners-Lee and the Semantic Web -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting the Web -- Chapter 9. Connecting Intelligence -- The Ubiquitous Intelligence Story -- Kurt Gödel -- Alan Turing -- Marvin Minsky -- Ubiquitous Intelligence -- The Web "Brain" -- What Is Web Intelligence? -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Intelligence -- Chapter 10. Connecting Patterns -- Ray Kurzweil -- Evolving Complex Intelligence -- Accelerating Returns and the Singularity -- The Software of Intelligence -- Patterns -- Connecting Patterns -- Patterns of Discovery -- Forecast for Connecting Patterns -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index
H. Peter Alesso is an innovator with twenty years of research experience at LawrenceLivermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL, he has leda team of computer scientists and engineers in a wide range of successful software and hardware research projects. He has published several software titles, numerous scientific journaland conference articles, and four books. Craig F. Smith, PhD, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement ofScience and is the Lawrence Livermore Chair Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. His areas of interest include sensors, robotics, and automated systems; information technology applications; and future energy systems. Dr. Smith has coauthoredthree books and has published numerous scientific journal and conference articles on advanced engineering topics
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Alesso, H. Peter Connections : Patterns of Discovery Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2008 9780470118818
Subject Information technology.;Discoveries in science
Electronic books
Alt Author Smith, Craig F
Burke, James
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