By Harry Henderson
This entire A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the varied crew of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the desktop technology box. The state of the art, modern entries and data at the computing device provide a glimpse into not just their force but additionally their demanding situations in making a new form of company and a brand new form of tradition.
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His new company, Software Garden, developed a program called Dan Bricklin’s Demo Program. It let designers show how a new program will work even before writing any of its code. The designer creates a storyboard, much like that used for movies, and defines what is shown when the user performs a certain action. During the 1990s, Bricklin became involved with pen computing (programs that let users draw or write with an electronic pen), but this application never became very successful. Bricklin’s latest company, Trellix, designs custom Web pages for companies.
S. D. in electrical engineering in a joint program from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the latter part of the war, Bush worked on ways to detect the German U-boats that were devastating Allied shipping. He returned in 1919 to MIT as an associate professor of electrical engineering. He became a full professor in 1923, and served from 1932 to 1938 as vice president and dean of engineering. 34 Bush, Vannevar The 1920s and 1930s saw the transformation of America into a modern technological society.
Bricklin took business classes by day while Frankston programmed all night. They rushed to complete the program, and then had to decide what to call it. After rejecting suggestions such as “Calculature” and “Electronic Blackboard,” they settled on VisiCalc. As the program progressed, Bricklin astounded one of his Harvard Business School professors by providing detailed results for one of the “what-if” assignments—never revealing that VisiCalc was doing the hard work for him. Later students of software design would admire the way the program was structured to use the very limited resources of computers that typically had only about 48 kilobytes of memory.
A to Z of Computer Scientists. Notable Scientists [biographies] by Harry Henderson