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The universal machine : from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness

Author: Ian Watson
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In less than a human lifetime, computers are transforming economies and societies like no other human invention. This book looks past technology to introduce comuputing pioneers: Babbage, Turing,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Watson
ISBN: 9783642281020 3642281028 364228101X 9783642281013
OCLC Number: 794056007
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 353 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction --
The Dawn of Computing --
Marvelous Machines --
Computers Go to War --
Computers and Big Business --
Deadheads and Propeller Heads --
The Computer Gets Personal --
Weaving the Web --
Dotcom --
The Second Coming --
Web 2.0 --
Digital Underworld --
Machines of Loving Grace --
Digital Consciousness.
Responsibility: Ian Watson.

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