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Digitized : the science of computers and how it shapes our world

Author: Peter Bentley
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book the author tells the story of computer science, explaining how and why computers were invented, how they work, looking at real-world examples of computers in use, and considering what will happen in the future. There's a hidden science that affects every part of your life. You are fluent in its terminology of email, WiFi, social networking, and encryption. You use its results when you make a telephone  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bentley
ISBN: 9780199693795 019969379X
OCLC Number: 752069056
Description: xiv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Computers uncovered --
The science of computers --
Can you compute? --
Understanding the impossible --
Turing's unstoppable machines --
Turing's legacy --
Complexity is simple --
Does P = NP? --
Oracles and other complexities --
Theoretical futures --
Disposable computing --Thinking logically --
Building brains --
Anatomy of a digital brain --
The end of the beginning --
The law of Moore --
The future is many --
Beyond von Neumann --
Your life in binary digits --
Learning to program computers --
Climbing higher --
Bases for data --
Software crisis --
Virtual futures --
Monkeys with world-spanning voices --
Diverse connections --
Inter-networking --
Addressing for success --
Spinning webs over networks --
Weaving tangled webs --
Webs of deceit --
Digital lives --
My computer made me cry --
The birth of friendly computing --
Seeing with new eyes --
Photos and chicken wire --
Waking dreams --
It's not what you do but the way that you do it --
My pet computer --
Human computer integration --
Building bionic brains --
Teaching computers how to play --
The birth of intelligence --
The seasons of AI --
Intelligence from feet to head --
Adaptation by natural selection --
Learning to learn, predicting the predictors --
Complex futures --
A computer changed my life --
Computer creativity --
Computational biology --
Computer medicine --
Computer detectives.
Other Titles: Science of computers and how it shapes our world
Responsibility: Peter J. Bentley.
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Everyone uses computers today. But what do you really know about them? Using the voices of pioneers and leading experts, Peter J. Bentley tells the story of computer science; explaining how and why  Read more...

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