RAND and the Information Evolution: A History in Essays and Vignettes

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This professional memoir describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical desk calculators, electric accounting machines, and analog computers. The memoir includes photographs and vignettes that reveal the collegial, creative, and often playful spirit in which the groundbreaking research was conducted at RAND.

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This professional memoir describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical calculators, and analog computers.

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Willis H. Ware (Ph.D., Princeton University, electrical engineering) is now a resident consultant with RAND. Prior to retirement, he was a member of the corporate research staff. He joined RAND in 1952 and has held several staff and management positions.

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