This course will be a study of the creation of digital computing and the Internet with a focus on the people (e.g., Ada, Countess of Lovelace; William Hewlett and Davis Packard; John von Neuman; Grace Hopper; Doug Engelbart; Vint Cerf; Paul Allen and Bill Gates; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak; Tim Berners-Lee; and Larry Page and Sergey Brin) who were the innovators. The instructor will discuss his half-century of participation in the revolution, and the participants will be expected to share their experiences as well. Recommended text: The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Isaacson, ISBN: 978-1-4767-0869-0. Cost: $8.99 (ebook)
Larry Fincher (firstname.lastname@example.org) had a career in academia included study in science, math, computing, philosophy, social science, and management. He has taught courses at the College for Seniors in computing, science, and philosophy.