Download e-book for kindle: A to Z of Computer Scientists by Harry Henderson

By Harry Henderson

ISBN-10: 0816045313

ISBN-13: 9780816045310

This complete A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the varied team of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the laptop technological know-how box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and knowledge at the laptop supply a glimpse into not just their force but additionally their demanding situations in making a new form of company and a brand new form of tradition.

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Com seemed to be growing at an impressive rate. 5 billion. com seemed to be living proof that the “new economy” of the Internet was viable and that traditional “brick and mortar” businesses had better develop an on-line presence or suffer the consequences. However, in 2000 and 2001 the Internet economy slumped as profits failed to meet investors’ expectations. Amazon was not exempt from the new climate, but Bezos remained confident that by refining product selection and “targeting” customers the company could eventually reach sustained profitability.

But I did think there was a chance I might regret significantly not participating in this thing called the Internet that I believe passionately in. ” Looking for a place to set up shop, Bezos decided on Seattle, partly because the state of Washington had a relatively small population (the only customers who would have to pay sales tax) yet had a growing pool of technically trained workers, thanks to the growth of Microsoft and other companies in the area. After several false starts he decided to call his store Amazon, deciding that the name of the Earth’s biggest river would be suited to what he intended to become Earth’s biggest bookstore.

He managed 12 programmers, commuting each week between the company’s New York and London offices. When he became a vice president at Bankers Trust, a major Wall Street firm in 1988, Bezos seemed to be on a meteoric track in the corporate world. Bezos became very enthusiastic about the use of computer networking and interactive software to provide timely information for managers and investors. However, he found that the “old line” Wall Street firms resisted his efforts. He recalled to author Robert Spector that their attitude was: “This was something that couldn’t be done, shouldn’t be done, and that the traditional way of delivering information in hard copy was better.

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