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Electric dreams : computers in American culture

Author: Ted Friedman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Turns to the past to trace the cultural history of computers. The author charts the struggles to define the meanings of these machines over more than a century, from the failure of Charles Babbage's  Read more...

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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Friedman
ISBN: 0814727395 0814727409 9780814727393 9780814727409
OCLC Number: 191692858
Description: x, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the dialectic of technological determinism --
Part I. Mainframe culture. Charles Babbage and the politics of computer memory --
Ideologies of information processing: from analog to digital --
Filming the "electronic brain" --
Part II. The personal computer. The many creators of the personal computer --
Apple's 1984 --
The rise of the simulation game --
Part III. The interpersonal computer. Imagining cyberspace --
Dot-com politics --
Beyond Napster --
Linux and utopia --
Conclusion : cybertopia today.
Responsibility: Ted Friedman.
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