Erwin Tomash

  • Memoir of the Life and Labours of the Late Charles Babbage Esq. F.R.S.

    Memoir of the Life and Labours of the Late Charles Babbage Esq. F.R.S.

    Erwin Tomash

    Written but never published during his lifetime, this memoir of the founding father of computing is an indispensable primary source of information about Babbage's personal character and work. It brings to light his astonishingly wide range of interests, from mathematics to political economy and social reform, and dispels the myth of an "irascible" and "eccentric" personality, helping to clarify Babbage's position in the history of science. Buxton's memoir was written between 1872 and 1880 and is volume 13 in the Charles Babbage Institute Reprint Series for the History of Computing.

    • Hardcover $75.00
    • Paperback $40.00
  • The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer

    Erwin Tomash

    The book presents the elegant symbolic notation and coding for the large subroutine library that provided the building blocks for an array of programs.

    Even before the staff of the Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratory completed work on the EDSAC, the first stored-program computer in operation, in 1949, they started on the task of devising an organized programming system for its use. The authors were principle contributors to this system, which they describe in detail in this first: practical text on computer programming. The book presents the elegant symbolic notation and coding for the large subroutine library that provided the building blocks for an array of programs. At the time, these concepts were at the leading edge of programming virtuosity, foreshadowing the powerful systems that were developed later. Volume I in the Charles Babbage Institute Reprint Series, this book was originally published in 1951 by Addison Wesley.

    • Hardcover $35.00