The Computer - My Life

Authors: Zuse, Konrad

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“The book tells the story of an inventor and an entrepreneur. It is refreshing because it allows one to see things outside of the box, beyond the more traditional story, so that he or she can better appreciate key aspects of computing and computation. Furthermore, the book tells the story of a father, a hard worker, and a recognized inventor, including pictures and plenty of anecdotes. … The book is probably the only reliable source about Konrad Zuse’s life and contributions to the world.” (Hector Zenil, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2011)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Ancestors and parents — Early childhood memories — School days —

    Pages 1-13

    Zuse, Professor Dr. Ing. E. h. Dr. mult. rer. nat. h. c. Konrad

  • Studies (not without detours and by-ways) and general studies — First inventions — The

    Pages 15-32

    Zuse, Professor Dr. Ing. E. h. Dr. mult. rer. nat. h. c. Konrad

  • The early years of the computer (and a digression on its prehistory) — Colleagues remember — From mechanics to electromechanics — Schreyer’s electronic computing machine — First outside contacts — Thoughts on the future

    Pages 33-53

    Zuse, Professor Dr. Ing. E. h. Dr. mult. rer. nat. h. c. Konrad

  • Outbreak of the war and (first) call-up — Structural engineer in aircraft construction — The Z2 and Z3 — Second call-up —

    Pages 55-73

    Zuse, Professor Dr. Ing. E. h. Dr. mult. rer. nat. h. c. Konrad

  • Origins of the Z4 — News from the United States — Attempt at a Ph.D. dissertation — Computing machine for logic operations — Final months of the war in Berlin — The evacuation — Z4 completed in Göttingen — Final war days in the Allgäu

    Pages 75-94

    Zuse, Professor Dr. Ing. E. h. Dr. mult. rer. nat. h. c. Konrad

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Computer - My Life
Authors
Translated by
McKenna, P., Ross, J.A.
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-02931-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-02931-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-56453-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08151-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 246
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