The years 1945–55 saw the emergence of a radically new kind of device: the high-speed
stored-program digital computer. Secret wartime projects in areas such as code-breaking, radar and ballistics had produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that
kick-started this first decade of the Information Age. The brilliant mathematician and
code-breaker Alan Turing was just one of several British pioneers whose prototype
machines led the way.
Turning theory into practice proved tricky, but by 1948 five UK research groups
had begun to build practical stored-program computers.
About Nourse: Alan Nourse was born August 11, 1928 to Benjamin and Grace (Ogg) Nourse in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended high school in Long Island, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy after World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He married Ann Morton on June 11, 1952 in Lynden, New Jersey. He received a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in 1955 from the University of Pennsylvania. He served his one year internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He practiced medicine in North Bend,...
About Vance: John Holbrook Vance (born August 28, 1916 in San Francisco, California) is an American fantasy and science fiction author. Most of his work has been published under the name Jack Vance. Vance has published 11 mysteries as John Holbrook Vance and 3 as Ellery Queen. Other pen names include Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, and Jay Kavanse. Among his awards are: Hugo Awards, in 1963 for The Dragon Masters and in 1967 for The Last Castle; a Nebula Award in 1966, also for The Last Castle; the Jupiter Award in 1975; the World Fantasy Award in...
Build beautiful interactive maps on your Drupal website, and tell engaging visual stories with your data. This concise guide shows you how to create custom geographical maps from top to bottom, using Drupal 7 tools and out-of-the-box modules. You’ll learn how mapping works in Drupal, with examples on how to use intuitive interfaces to map local events, businesses, groups, and other custom data.
This dossier is addressed to readers who want to learn more about the global role of
copyright and, in particular, its largely negative role in the global South. In the 190 or
so pages of text that follow, we in the Copy/South Research Group, who have
researched and debated these issues over the past 12 month, have tried to critically
analyse and assess a wide range of copyright-related issues that impact on the daily
lives (and future lives) of those who live in the global South.
A Gift From Malla (As Plain As The Nose On My Face) A True Story By Robert Alan Chapin Copyright 1991 Smashwords Edition Revised September 3, 2011 It was a hot, sweltering August dog day at Pine Grove Cemetery. The momentous occasion was for our family and friends to lay Malla to rest next to her beloved husband who passed unexpectedly 30 years earlier.