Department Events of Note: The Electron and the Bit

Distribution and signing of The Electron and the Bit, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1902-2002 created a memorable faculty lunch, on May
31, 2005.

John Guttag sharing the book with colleagues, Professors Martin Rinard and Regina Barzilay, May 31, 2005.

John Guttag sharing the book with colleagues, Professors Martin Rinard and Regina Barzilay, May 31, 2005.

Editor John V. Guttag briefly described the long (nearly three year) process to complete the hearty compendium of significant electrical engineering and computer science developments as they were advanced over that span by members of the Department. Members of the book committee, including Fernando Corbató, Robert Fano, Paul Gray, Paul Penfield, and Frank Reintjes initiated the book signing, which caught on with all faculty members present.

EECS Faculty members and staff savor their first glimpse of the long awaited 100th anniversary book over lunch in the Grier Room, May 31, 2005.

EECS Faculty members and staff savor their first glimpse of the long awaited 100th anniversary book over lunch in the Grier Room, May 31, 2005.

The book is dedicated to Herman Haus, who had also contributed as a member of the book committee. Copies of The Electron and the Bit are available for $40 (and $10 mailing/handling fee). The book is advertised at its own website.

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