Who Invented The Computer? – Alice Rowe Burks

So why does this book exist? Surely there’s no doubt who invented the computer, right? I mean it was Babbage. Well, technically he invented the difference engine, which was a forerunner of the computer I suppose. Hmm. Then was it Turing? Although his work was entirely theoretical. Moore? No, that was microprocessors. Ah wait, I […]

BCPL: The Language and Its Compiler

Bcpl: The Language and Its Compiler by Martin Richards My rating: 4 of 5 stars Published in 1981, I bought this when I saw it mentioned in an article on compilers, and someone mentioned this as being a model of what a book about a computer language should be. It’s interesting to see the way […]