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Index
Ada programming language, 45
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, Pentagon), 39, 122, 143
Aimaco, 48
Albrecht, Bob, 88-89
"Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints, The" (Gosling), 185
Algol (Algorithmic Language) programming language, 36, 51, 78, 85, 99, 105-8
Algol 60, 106
Algol 68,106
as "Latin," 108
algorithm, 3
Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs (Wirth), 107
al-Khwarizmi, Muhammad ibn Musa, 3
Allen, Frances, 35, 36-37
Allen, Paul, 89-93, 98
Allison, Dennis, 88-89
Altair 8800, 129
Alto computer, 124-25, 126-27, 129
and user interface design, 152-53
America Online, 204
American Mathematical Monthly, 5-6
American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), 70, 78, 110
Ames Research Laboratory, 145
Analytical Engine, 150
Andreessen, Marc, 192-93, 199
Apache software, 204, 206, 207-8, 208, 215, 218
Apple Computer, 134
Apple II computer, 140-41, 156, 173, 178
and HyperCard, 177
Lisa computer, 153-56, 158
Macintosh computers, 141-42, 153-54
development, 154-58
sales of, 156
ARPANET, 151
Art of Computer Programming, The (Knuth), 9, 222
artificial intelligence, 37-38, 40, 43-44
difficulties with, 43-44
"founding fathers" of, 43
Artificial Intelligence Lab (MIT), 205, 210, 211-12
A/S Regnecentralen, 121
"As We May Think" (Bush), 145, 177
assembler programs, 21-22, 28-29
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 23, 62
Atkinson, Bill, 155
AT&T. See American Telegraph and Telephone
"Augmenting Human Intellect" (Engelbart), 144
automatic programming, 22
Babbage, Charles, 3, 150
Bachman, Charles, 162
Backus, Cecil, 15
Backus, John, 13,15-19, 30-31
and formation of FORTRAN team, 19-22, 25-28
Bald Peak Colony Club, 53
Ballmer, Steve, 131
Bartik, Jean, 4

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