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Computer A History of the Information Machine

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ISBN-10: 0465029906

ISBN-13: 9780465029907

Edition: N/A

Authors: Martin Campbell-Kelly, William Aspray

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"Computer: A History of the Information Machine, Second Edition traces the story of the computer, and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM. Wartime needs drove the giant ENIAC, the first fully electronic computer. Later, the PC enabled modes of computing that liberated people from room-sized, mainframe computers. This second edition now extends beyond the development of Microsoft Windows and the Internet, to include open source operating systems like Linux, and the rise and…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 6/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Martin Campbell-Kelly is Reader in Computer Science at the University of Warwick.

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
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
Broadening the Appeal
From the World Brain to the World Wide Web
Notes
Bibliography
Index