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Computer: a Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0199586594

ISBN-13: 9780199586592

Edition: 2011

Authors: Darrel Ince

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Computers have changed so much since the room-filling, bulky magnetic tape running monsters of the mid 20th century. They now form a vital part of most people's lives. And they are more ubiquitous than might be thought - you may have more than 30 computers in your home: not just the desktop and laptop but think of the television, the fridge, the microwave. But what is the basic nature of the modern computer? How does it work? How has it been possible to squeeze so much power intoincreasingly small machines? And what will the next generations of computers look like?In this Very Short Introduction, Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers; the changes in hardware and…    
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Book details

List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.41" wide x 6.73" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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