Books written by Maurice Wilkes.
Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes won the Turing award in 1967. He was a British computer scientist who designed and helped build the Electronic delay storage automatic calculator (EDSAC), one of the earliest stored program computers and invented microprogramming, a method for using stored-program logic to operate the control unit of a CPU’s circuits. At the time of his death, Wilkes was an Emeritus Professor of the University of Cambridge.
In this insightful collection of essays, Maurice Wilkes shares his unique perspective on the development of computers and the current state of the art. These enlightening essays discuss the foundational ideas behind modern computing and provide a solid grounding for the appreciation of emerging computer technologies.
Memoirs of a Computer Pioneer
This autobiographical account is brimming with anecdotes of such contemporaries as Turing, Hartree, von Neumann, Aiken, and a dozen others. In it he conveys the excitement of sudden insights and long-sought breakthroughs against life's simpler pleasures and trials.