In this personal memoir, electrical engineer David Lundstrom recalls the heyday of early computing - the rise of Control Data out of the Univac division of Sperry Rand, such milestone computer systems as the Univac and the Naval Tactical Data System the exploits of CDC's top designer Seymour Cray, and the gradual corporate shift from the exciting and technically interesting world of computer design to internal politics and clumsy bureaucracy.David E. Lundstrom's career spanned 30 years with Sperry Rand Corp. (now a division of Unisys Corp.) and Control Data Corporation.
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We get a fascinating portrait of life in the Stone Age of the computer era when each computer cost millions of dollars and Minneapolis/St. Paul (home to both Univac and CDC) was the Silicon Valley of the Midwest.(David A. Mindell BYTE)
"Lundstrom's book is both a history of the computer industry and a piece of contemporary myth making" John Lamb New Scientist
"The author's lively anecdotes are fun to read." Paul E. Ceruzzi IEEE Spectrum
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