By Harry Henderson
This finished A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the varied crew of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the desktop technological know-how box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and knowledge at the machine provide a glimpse into not just their force but additionally their demanding situations in making a new form of company and a brand new form of tradition.
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Berners-Lee always had wide-ranging interests, however. He would later recall that as a child he had been given a Victorian children’s encyclopedia with the title Enquire Within Upon Everything. From that time, he became intrigued with the idea that all knowledge could be collected, arranged, and connected. Tim Berners-Lee wanted to write a program to help nuclear scientists keep track of their projects, but he ended up creating the World Wide Web. It would change business, education, and the media during the 1990s.
But these two computer pioneers, shown here at a reunion, would go on to develop important programming techniques for the ENIAC and later machines. (Courtesy of the Association for Women in Computing) one of a handful of pioneering programmers for ENIAC, the world’s first general-purpose electronic digital computer, Bartik was in on the ground floor of a technology and industry that would change the world. Born on December 27, 1924, Jean grew up on a farm in northwest Missouri. She was a good student in science and math, but her athletic talents were considered more remarkable.
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. Jeff Bezos was an intense, strong-willed boy who was fascinated by gadgets but also liked to play football and other sports.