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Computers : the life story of a technology

Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin; David L Ferro
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Series: Greenwood technographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The computer is the great technological and scientific innovation of the last half of the twentieth century. It has revolutionized how we organize information, how we communicate with each other, and even the way that we think about the human mind. Computers have eased the drudgery of such tasks as calculating sums and clerical work, making them both more bearable and more efficient. The computer has become  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Gottfrid Swedin; David L Ferro
ISBN: 0313331499 9780313331497
OCLC Number: 57123871
Description: xxiii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Before computers --
The first electronic computers --
The second generation : from vacuum tubes to transistors --
The third generation : from integrated circuits to microprocessors --
Personal computers : bringing the computer into the home --
Connections : networking computers together --
Computers everywhere.
Series Title: Greenwood technographies.
Responsibility: Eric G. Swedin and David L. Ferro.
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Part of the Greenwood Technographies series Provides a worldwide examination of computing, and how such needs as security and defence during the Cold War drove the development of computing technology  Read more...

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