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Computer : a history of the information machine

Author: Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1996.
Series: Sloan technology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Blending strong narrative history and a fascinating look at the interface of business and technology, Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the dramatic story of the invention of the computer. Earlier histories of the computer have depicted it as a tool both created by and to be used by scientists to solve their own number-crunching problems - as late as 1949 it was thought by some that the world
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campbell-Kelly, Martin.
New York : Basic Books, ©1996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray
ISBN: 0465029892 9780465029891 0465029906 9780465029907
OCLC Number: 34149613
Description: ix, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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 and fall of IBM --
Innovation and expansion: Real time: reaping the whirlwind --
Software --
New modes of computing --
Getting personal: The shaping of the personal computer --
The shift to software --
From the world brain to the world wide web.
Series Title: Sloan technology series.
Responsibility: Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray.


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