About this book
The remarkable, human story of the birth of modern computing. Dyson vividly recreates the intense experimentation, incredible mathematical insight and pure creative genius at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, 1945. These pioneering scientists saw their project as a realization of Turing's theoretical 'universal machine.'
In 1945 a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, determined to build a computer that would make Alan Turing's theory of a 'universal machine' reality. This bok is the story behind how the PC, ipod, smartphone and almost every aspect of modern life came into being.