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Author Conway, Flo, 1941-

Title Dark hero of the information age : in search of Norbert Wiener, the father of cybernetics / Flo Conway & Jim Siegelman.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  QA29.W497    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  QA29.W497    Available
Description xv, 423 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-411) and index.
Contents Prologue: Time past, time present -- pt. 1: The elephant's child. The most remarkable boy in the world -- Young Wiener -- The Wunderkind and the Frau-Professor -- Weak currents, light computers -- Wienerwalks -- Birth of a science. -- pt. 2: In
Summary In the middle of the last century, Norbert Wiener--ex-child prodigy and brilliant MIT mathematician--founded the science of cybernetics, igniting the information-age explosion of computers, automation, and global telecommunications. Wiener was t
Subject Wiener, Norbert, 1894-1964.
Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0465013716 (paperback : alk. paper)
9780465013715 (paperback : alk. paper)