Benedetta Campanile, Vannevar Bush da ingegnere a tecnologo. La nascita della società dell’informazione. Prefazione di Mauro Di Giandomenico, Parmenide Collana del Seminario di Storia della Scienza 4. Rome: Aracne Editrice, 2016, 276 pp., ISBN: 978-88-548-9528-7It is certainly no easy task to historically analyze the versatile figure of Vannevar Bush – a scientist whose name is generally associated with the Manhattan Project and two fundamental contributions to computer science (the invention of the first analogue computer and Memex) – but who was also a teacher, an administrator, a science politician and a man of institutions. Campanile, however, fully succeeds in the challenge, publishing a volume that alternates the detailed study of numerous inventions by Bush with vivid reconstructions of the historical, social and political contexts in which he moved and of his interactions with the academic, business, political and military world, both in US and in Europe.The story opens with an overview of American culture during the years of Bush’s training, firstly at Chelsea High School, then at the University of Tufts, and finally at the Master’s degree course in Electrical Engineering at MIT (1916). According to a pattern of dynamic continuity, which moves from the reform of the institutions fostered by
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