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Minicomputer software

proceedings of the IFIP Conference on Software for Minicomputers : IFIP TC-2 Working Conference on Software for minicomputers, Lake Balaton, Hungary, 8-12 September 1975

by IFIP Conference on Software for Minicomputers (1975 Keszthely, Hungary)

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Published by North-Holland Pub. Co., distributors for the U.S.A. and Canada, American Elsevier Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, New York, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Minicomputers -- Programming -- Congresses.,
  • Programming languages (Electronic computers)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by James R. Bell and C. Gordon Bell ; organized by IFIP Technical Committee 2, Programming, International Federation for Information Processing ; program committee, P. Hibbard ... [et al.].
    ContributionsBell, James R., 1942-, Bell, C. Gordon., International Federation for Information Processing. Technical Committee 2.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA76.6 .I177 1975
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 333 p. :
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4875161M
    ISBN 100720404371
    LC Control Number76001936

    This is not a dramatic book about overpaid and soul-less individuals at high powered tech companies. Almost unanimously, they supported the theory—also commonly held by experts—that the failure of the company ultimately fell to the leaders who were unable to foresee what was coming in personal computing and were not able to take decisive or quick enough action in time to save the company. Gleick's engrossing history of information theory illustrates our dawning understanding of the fact that we are "creatures of information" who live in a universe that is also information: a "bit" — a fundamental unit of information — can be a magnetised fleck on a hard disk or a gene or a quantum particle. This small size is especially attractive to students because they can use it anywhere they want. By the time rolled around, it was gone. Ensmenger shows how and why this might be so in his perceptive, pioneering history.

    Many of its subsequent module releases served a similar purpose: helping users convert their old computers to upgraded versions. Tracey Kiddler, the author, was given a rare opportunity as a journalist to follow the team's progress from within and his story shows an insiders knowledge. These languages allowed programs to be specified in an abstract way, independent of the precise details of the hardware architecture of the computer. Nor is it a book about visionaries like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. We test each mini PC we review to get a clear picture of how well it performs, what uses it's best suited to and what sort of capability you get for the price. In this masterly exposition, Petzold starts from first principles, showing how machines use logic to compute numbers.

    Similarly Ellen Ullman's The Bug is a beautifully written novel about a programmer's attempt to find, fix and vanquish a computer bug or error so elusive that it is given a name: "the Jester". Minicomputer System The minicomputer was a centralized computer that served from a handful to several hundred "dumb" terminals. The languages were primarily intended only for specifying numerical calculations. The processor was typically built using low integration logic integrated circuits - TTL or maybe ECLthus distinguishing it from a microcomputer which is built around a microprocessor - a processor on a single or maybe a few ICs.


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Minicomputer software book

Similarly Ellen Ullman's The Bug is a beautifully written novel about a programmer's attempt to find, fix and vanquish a computer bug or error so elusive that it is given a name: "the Jester".

Nor is it a book about visionaries like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. District Court Judge William Alsup rejected this argument, saying, as the District Court had ruled in the Data General case over 20 years prior, that the relevant market was not simply one operating system Mac OS but all PC operating systems, including Mac OS, and noting that Mac OS did not enjoy a dominant position in that broader market.

It ends in roughly with the selling of the company to Compaq. During the s and early s, most centralized minicomputers migrated from their dumb terminal architecture into servers for PC networks.

Many of the first generation of PC programmers were educated on minicomputer systems. Want something bigger? But classically there are differences between a Minicomputer and a Netbook. This story of epic effort, technical idealism and management cynicism is repeated in many a startup today.

Ensmenger shows how and why this might be so in his perceptive, pioneering history. Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4, Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software by Scott Rosenberg One of the peculiarities of Silicon Valley culture is that failure can be a virtue, as long as one fails honourably in an attempt to create something new and learns from the failure.

DEC introduced a mid-range computing solution, the minicomputer, at a time when the alternative was too bulky and costly for most people.

They betray each other, lie, engage in endless battles over the billions of dollars at stake in mobile computing, and "go nuclear" with patent lawsuits. Also, the power of processing of minicomputers is not larger than the power of mainframe and supercomputers.

As so many other reviewers have mentioned, the highlight of the book is the team and interpersonal dynamics--human drama that can be found in pressure cooker development environments today.

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Work runs on peer pressure. Gleick's engrossing history of information theory illustrates our dawning understanding of the fact that we are "creatures of information" who live in a universe that is also information: a "bit" — a fundamental unit of information — can be a magnetised fleck on a hard disk or a gene or a quantum particle.

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