A to Z of Computer Scientists. Notable Scientists by Harry Henderson

By Harry Henderson

This complete A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the various crew of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the laptop technological know-how box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and knowledge at the computing device supply a glimpse into not just their force but in addition their demanding situations in making a new type of company and a brand new form of tradition.

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Available on-line. org/ People/Berners-Lee. Downloaded on October 31, 2002. ᨳ merchandising could be adapted to the on-line world, and how the strengths of the new medium could be translated into business advantages. com, “the world’s largest bookstore,” Jeff Bezos would show how the Web could be used to deliver books and other merchandise to millions of consumers. Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, and grew up in Miami, Florida. His mother, Jacklyn Gise, remarried shortly after his birth, so he grew up with a stepfather, Miguel Bezos, a Cuban who had fled to the United States in the wake of Castro’s revolution.

In 1927, Bush and his colleagues and students created a device called a product integraph that could solve simple equations through the interaction of specially designed gears, cams, and other mechanical devices. During the 1930s, Bush and his team steadily improved the device and extended its capabilities so that it could solve a wider range of calculus problems. ” Unlike the later digital computers, this analog computer received its inputs in the form of tracings of graphs with a stylus. The graphs were then converted into gear motions and the results of operations were obtained by measuring the distance various gears had turned.

His uncle, Preston Gise, a manager for the Atomic Energy Commission, encouraged young Bezos’s interest in technology by giving him Bezos, Jeffrey P. (1964– ) American Entrepreneur With its ability to display extensive information and interact with users, the World Wide Web of the mid-1990s clearly had commercial possibilities. com. He proved that goods could be sold quickly and efficiently on-line, and helped change the way people shopped. (CORBIS Sygma) 24 Bezos, Jeffrey P. electronic equipment to dismantle and explore.

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