"Herman Hollerith: Forgotten Giant of Information Processing" by Geoffrey D. Austrian is a thoroughly enjoyable and well-written biography of this quintessential pioneer in the data processing field. Austrian does a fine job of developing Hollerith's character as well as telling the story of his accomplishments, while masterfully blending in the history of the computer industry (up until 1982). A definitive, well-documented biography, sure to please both the casual reader as well as the avid history buff.
Herman Hollerith, Forgotten Giant of Information Processing
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