ERIC Number: EJ467292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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On the Shoulders of Giants: From Boole to Shannon to Taube: The Origins and Development of Computerized Information from the Mid-19th Century to the Present.
Smith, Elizabeth S.
Information Technology and Libraries, v12 n2 p217-26 Jun 1993
Describes the evolution of computerized information storage and retrieval from its mid-nineteenth century beginnings in theoretical works on logic by George Boole, to the applications of Boole's logic to switching circuits by Claude Shannon in the 1930s, to the development of coordinate indexing by Mortimer Taube in the 1940s and 1950s. (Contains 12 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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