Short works

Books : reviews

W. Daniel Hillis.
The Connection Machine.
MIT Press. 1985

(read but not reviewed)

The Connection Machine describes a fundamentally different kind of computer. It offers a preview of a parallel-processing computer that Daniel Hillis and others are now developing to perform tasks that no conventional, sequential machine can solve in a reasonable time.

W. Daniel Hillis.
The Pattern on the Stone.
Phoenix. 1998

Computers can be mystifying, but this book helps to demystlfy them with its clear explanations and colourful anecdotes. After explaining how computers work, W. Daniel Hillis outlines some of the most exciting developments in computing, including quantum computers, and looks forward to computers that are truly intelligent.