George Dyson's fascinating account of the early years of computers: Turing's Cathedral is the story behind how the PC, iPod, smartphone and almost every aspect of modern life came into being.
In 1945 a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, determined to build a computer that would make Alan Turing's theory of a 'universal machine' reality. Led by the polymath emigre John von Neumann, they created the numerical framework that underpins almost all modern computing--and ensured that the world would never be the same again.
Paperback: 432 pages
Product Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
Published by Penguin Books