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Computer : a history of the information machine

Martin Campbell-Kelly (Author), William Aspray (Author), Nathan Ensmenger (Author), Jeffrey R. Yost (Author)
Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM.
Print Book, English, 2019
Third edition. View all formats and editions
Routledge, London, 2019
1 volume ; 23 cm
9780367097509, 0367097508
Preface to the Third Edition , Introduction , Before the Computer , When Computers were People , The Mechanical Office , Babbage'S Dream Comes True , Creating the Computer , Inventing the Computer , The Computer Becomes a Business Machine , The Maturing of the Mainframe: The Rise of IBM , Innovation and Expansion , Real Time: Reaping The Whirlwind , Software , New Modes of Computing , Getting Personal , The Shaping of The Personal Computer , Broadening the Appeal , The Internet