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Electric dreams : computers in American culture

Electric dreams : computers in American culture

Author: Ted Friedman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Turns to the past to trace the cultural history of computers. The author charts the struggles to define the meanings of these machines over more than a century, from the failure of Charles Babbage's  Read more...

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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Friedman
ISBN: 0814727395 0814727409 9780814727393 9780814727409
OCLC Number: 191692858
Description: x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the dialectic of technological determinism --
Part I. Mainframe culture. Charles Babbage and the politics of computer memory --
Ideologies of information processing : from analog to digital --
Filming the "electronic brain" --
Part II. The personal computer. The many creators of the personal computer --
Apple's 1984 --
The rise of the simulation game --
Part III. The interpersonal computer. Imagining cyberspace --
Dot-com politics --
Beyond Napster --
Linux and utopia --
Conclusion : cybertopia today.
Responsibility: Ted Friedman.
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Electric Dreams is at once a synthetic history of the personal computer, a history of representations of the computer, and a treatise on how to think about computing as a cultural phenomenon. Read more...

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