Columbia university dating experiment

As Schenectady became Ilion, so could Endicott become, say, Watsonville, and the shoe workers could parade past the IBM factory shouting "While you're thinking, we're drinking! But the themes would have to be spare, or the satire would be blunted.

What I wanted to do was to weave an exceedingly rich and complex fabric, with a warp of computer history but a filling, a woof, of wives and friends and travels. Think of my magnificently complicated life as a huge multi-dimensional data bank.

Cautiously I began to reconstruct what had happened to me and to the burgeoning world of computers from mid-1959 on. Then I was awarded a National Science Foundation grant.

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The first edition was published by Third Millenium Books, Novato, California, in 1991 and as noted below, copyright was reassigned to the author upon breakup of that company. Grosch says "make sure it's as generous as possible.

The only restriction I really want is, no alterations, or elisions which change [my] intentions." To this I would add that the definitive, complete, and up-to-date Web copy of this work is to be found in the following location; copies at other sites might be dated, incomplete, or altered: This is a simple, monolothic, and validated HTML file, 1.7MB in size, representing over 500 printed pages, self-contained, fully searchable, and displayable by any browser.

The publishers of the first edition had broken up, and courteously relinquished the copyright.

I decided to continue the material more or less seamlessly, and to call the result a second edition of COMPUTER rather than a separate book. There are no pictures this time, although I have many more to display. Errors that I am aware of in the first edition have been corrected, although I am sure there are others, and not a few in the new material.

Providing this edition on CD/ROM, uncoded and uncompressed, means that chapters or sections of the book can be downloaded and subjected to full-text search. Later, for three amusing years, I was the top Federal computer honcho, and escaped to be editor of the major trade newspaper.

This is a poor substitute for a careful index, and I apologize. I was a charter member of the world's first and largest professional computer society, and the first national president ever elected by membership petition.

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was converted to HTML for the Web by Frank da Cruz in May 2003 for the Columbia University Computing History Project with permission and collaboration of Dr. This is a manuscript of the 3rd edition, a work in progress sponsored by the US National Science Foundation.

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