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Computing : a concise history

Author: Paul E Ceruzzi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Series: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software, or the story of the Internet, or the story of "smart" hand-held devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter. In this account of the invention and development of digital technology, the author, a computer historian offers a broader and more useful perspective. He identifies four major threads running  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Ceruzzi
ISBN: 9780262517676 0262517671
OCLC Number: 758392163
Description: xvi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: The digital age --
The first computers, 1935-1945 --
The stored program principle --
The chip and Silicon Valley --
The microprocessor --
The Internet and the World Wide Web.
Series Title: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Responsibility: Paul E. Ceruzzi.

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A compact and accessible history, from punch cards and calculators to UNIVAC and ENIAC, the personal computer, Silicon Valley, and the Internet.  Read more...

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