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The Resource Between human and machine : feedback, control, and computing before cybernetics, David A. Mindell

Between human and machine : feedback, control, and computing before cybernetics, David A. Mindell

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Between human and machine : feedback, control, and computing before cybernetics
Title
Between human and machine
Title remainder
feedback, control, and computing before cybernetics
Statement of responsibility
David A. Mindell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mindell ponders the orgin of cybernetics beyond Norbert Wiener's 1948 hypothesis. Mindell returns to the time between the World Wars, when four disparate computing research cultures thrived in the United States: the U.S. Navy, the Sperry Gyroscope Company, the Bell Telephone Laboratories, and Vannevar Bush's laboratory at MIT. In each culture, different technical problems, organizational imperatives, and working evironment existed, but they were all researching control, communications, and computing. When President Roosevelt synthesized the four engineering cultures into a representative government committee, they suffused engineering research with good principles and later made it possible for Norbert Wiener's 1948 formulation of cybernetics
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mindell, David A
Dewey number
004/.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.17
LC item number
.M46 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers
  • Electronic data processing
  • COMPUTERS
  • Computers
  • Electronic data processing
  • Computers
  • Datatransmissie
  • Controlesystemen
Label
Between human and machine : feedback, control, and computing before cybernetics, David A. Mindell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-416) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A history of control systems -- Naval control systems: The Bureau of Ordnance and the Ford Instrument Company -- Taming the beasts of the machine age: The Sperry Company -- Opening Black's box: Bell Labs and the transmission of signals -- Artificial representation of power systems: Analog computing at MIT -- Dress rehearsal for war: The four horsemen and Palomar -- Organizing for war: The fire control divisions of the NDRC -- The Servomechanisms Laboratory and fire control for the masses -- Analog's finest hour -- Radar and system integration at the Radiation Laboratory -- Cybernetics and ideas of the digital
Control code
51493422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 439 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801877742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51493422
Label
Between human and machine : feedback, control, and computing before cybernetics, David A. Mindell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-416) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A history of control systems -- Naval control systems: The Bureau of Ordnance and the Ford Instrument Company -- Taming the beasts of the machine age: The Sperry Company -- Opening Black's box: Bell Labs and the transmission of signals -- Artificial representation of power systems: Analog computing at MIT -- Dress rehearsal for war: The four horsemen and Palomar -- Organizing for war: The fire control divisions of the NDRC -- The Servomechanisms Laboratory and fire control for the masses -- Analog's finest hour -- Radar and system integration at the Radiation Laboratory -- Cybernetics and ideas of the digital
Control code
51493422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 439 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801877742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51493422

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