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A brief history of computing

Author: Gerard O'Regan
Publisher: London : Springer, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The history of computing has its origins at the outset of civilization, and the need for increasingly sophisticated calculations has grown as towns and communities evolved. This lively and fascinating text traces the key developments in computation - from 3000 B.C. to the present day - in an easy-to-follow and concise manner. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the most significant events and concepts in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Regan, Gerard.
A Brief History of Computing.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard O'Regan
ISBN: 9781447123590 144712359X
OCLC Number: 780073317
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 245 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Computing in Early Civilisations --
What Is a Computer? --
Early Computers --
Developments in the 1950s-1970s --
Revolutions in the 1980s and 1990s --
IBM --
Technology Companies --
The Internet Revolution --
History of Programming Languages --
History of Software Engineering --
People in Computing --
Foundations (Boole and Babbage) --
Claude Shannon --
Alan Turing --
Artificial Intelligence.
Responsibility: Gerard O'Regan.

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This concise, easy-to-follow book introduces key topics in the history of computing from 3000 B.C. to the present. Profiles major figures in computing, covers programming, software and hardware and  Read more...

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