Author: Salem Press
Publisher: Salem Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Following in the footsteps of Salem¿s acclaimed Great Lives from History series, the brand-new Innovators series profiles the most innovative and important individuals in history, many of whom have never been covered in any Salem Press set before. Each of these extended biographies offers concise and informative top matter that includes an introductory summary of the person¿s significance; birth and death dates and places; and specialty fields. Biographies represent a strong, global, cross-gender focus, and each biography offers a sidebar focusing on the company/organization for which the subject is best known. Computer Technology Innovators examines 125 individuals and personalities who had an innovative and influential impact on the development and evolution of the computer technology, with an emphasis on early pioneers, such as inventors and engineers, and influential founders and executives of computer companies. Subjects include Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft), Seymour Cray (designer of supercomputers), Jack Kilby (co creator of the integrated circuit), and Steve Jobs (co-founder, former chairman, and CEO of Apple).