Table of contents for Jacquard's web : how a hand-loom led to the birth of the information age / by James Essinger.


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Acknowledgements
1. The engraving that wasn't
2. A better mouse-trap
3. The son of a master weaver
4. The emperor's new clothes
5. From weaving to computing
6. The difference engine
7. The analytical engine
8. A question of faith and funding
9. The lady who loved the Jacquard loom
10. A crisis with the American census
11. The first Jacquard looms that wove information
12. The birth of IBM
13. The Thomas Watson phenomenon
14. Howard Aiken dreams of a computer
15. IBM and the Harvard Mark 1
16. Weaving at the speed of light
17. The future
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Computers -- History.
Jacquard knitting machines -- History.
Information technology -- History.