Innovators: Computing and the Internet

Course Dates: 
June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Larry Fincher
Course Catalogs: 
2015 Summer


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 ( 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.