Posts Tagged ‘innovators0mg’

Steve Russell – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

developer of Spacewar, who also briefly taught Bill Gates to program

Monte Davidoff – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

employee #3 at microsoft, who did floating pt. in MS Basic. Such a different future from #1 & #2

Computing history: Geeks, Inc. : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Computing history: Geeks, Inc.
Jennifer Light
Nature 514, 32–33 (02 October 2014) doi:10.1038/514032a

Jennifer Light enjoys a chronicle of the collaborations that conjured the digital realm.

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster: 2014.ISBN: 9781471138799

Classic Pong on the App Store on iTunes

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Space War: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

the spirit of Bushnell

If you want to play the original, look no further than the Atari Classic app. The graphics, sound, and retro experience are all here. Currently the control mechanism is not the most intuitive thing, but if you can get good at the controls this is a fantastic notable option. The app is free to download and included one game, Mission Control. You’ll need to purchase each of the other titles after that. The other games, such as Space War, will be $.99 apiece; though of course there are package deals you can purchase if you’re a die-hard retro Atari fan.

Charles Babbage Quotes – 36 Science Quotes – Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Babbage … gave the name to the [Cambridge] Analytical Society, which he stated was formed to advocate ‘the principles of pure d-ism as opposed to the dot-age of the university.’

— W.W.R. Ball
History of Mathematics (3rd Ed., 1901), 451.

Create qt on calculus notations