History of Modern Computing

ISBN-10: 0262532034

ISBN-13: 9780262532037

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Paul E. Ceruzzi

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This overview of modern computing takes the reader from the development of the first electronic digital computer through to the advent of the World Wide Web. The author balances stories of individuals with those of institutions.
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List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 4/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Paul E. Ceruzzi is a Curator at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. He is the author of A History of Modern Computing, Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005, both published by the MIT Press, and other books.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction: Defining "Computer"
The Advent of Commercial Computing, 1945-1956
Computing Comes of Age, 1956-1964
The Early History of Software, 1952-1968
From Mainframe to Minicomputer, 1959-1969
The "Go-Go" Years and the System/360, 1961-1975
The Chip and Its Impact, 1965-1975
The Personal Computer, 1972-1977
Augmenting Human Intellect, 1975-1985
Workstations, UNIX, and the Net, 1981-1995
"Internet Time," 1995-2001
Conclusion: The Digitization of the World Picture
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