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Author Shasha, Dennis Elliott.

Title Out of their minds : the lives and discoveries of 15 great computer scientists / Dennis Shasha, Cathy Lazere.

Publication Info. New York : Copernicus, [1995]


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 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  004 S    Check Shelf
Description xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and index.
Contents John Backus : a restless inventor -- John McCarthy : the uncommon logician of common sense -- Alan C. Kay : a clear romantic vision -- Edsger W. Dijkstra : appalling prose and the shortest path -- Michael O. Rabin : the possibilities of chance -- Donald E. Knuth : boundless interests, a common thread -- Robert E. Tarjan : in search of good structure -- Leslie Lamport : of time, space, and computation -- Stephen Cook and Leonid Levin : a good solution is hard to find --
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. : a delight in making things work -- Burton J. Smith : racing with the speed of light -- W. Daniels Hillis : the biological connection -- Edward A. Feigenbaum : the power of knowledge -- Douglas B. Lenat : a twenty-year bet.
Subject Computer scientists -- Biography.
Computers -- History.
Added Author Lazere, Cathy A.
ISBN 0387979921 (acid-free)
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