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Author: Paul A Davies
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2008.
Series: Oxford Bookworms Library., Stage 3., Factfiles.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is a story of machines - from the ancient abacus to the small powerful computer chips of today. But it is also a story of people. Meet a woman who wrote computer programs two hundred years ago, a teenage millionaire, a man who began with a paperclip and ended with a house, and the criminals who want your name and your money.
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Genre/Form: History
Problems and exercises
Textbooks
Readers (Adult)
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Davies
ISBN: 9780194233927 0194233928
OCLC Number: 374881000
Notes: "First published in Oxford Bookworms, 2008"--Title page verso.
Description: 72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: The computer age --
In the beginning --
The first computer --
Alan Turing --
The history of the PC --
Bill Gates and Microsoft --
Humans against computers --
The Internet --
Power to the people --
Getting the message --
Moble phones --
Computer games --
I love you (and other viruses) --
Computer crimes --
The future.
Series Title: Oxford Bookworms Library., Stage 3., Factfiles.
Responsibility: Paul A. Davies.

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