Information Processing Glossaries 1943-1991


Information Processing Glossaries, 1943-1991

Information Processing Glossaries 1943-1991

Contains glossaries on various aspects of information processing including computers, programming languages, data processing, standards, control computers, and graphics.

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Prompted by the wartime need for rapid, complex mathematical calculations, the United States government became heavily involved in computer research and development during World War II. Government agencies including the US Navy, the National Bureau of Standards, and NASA continued to sponsor computer research and development projects in the post-war period, many still related to military applications. Early government investment in computer technologies provided a basis for the nascent computer ...