Turing and the Universal Machine, The Making of the Modern Computer; Jon Agar
The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and with the life of one man, the brilliant but troubled Alan Turing.
How did the computer come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? In Jon Agar's enlightening story of the `universal machine', we discover how Turing's groundbreaking work not only helped break German codes during the Second World War but also founded the beginnings of the modern computer.
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