Creating Modern Computing

Creating Modern Computing

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With a broad scope, this guide offers an authoriative introduction to the complex, interdisciplinary origins of computing. The book gives an overview of two centuries in the history of information processing and detailed coverage of a number of more recent topics including PC software, user interfaces and the Internet. It integrates the technical, business and policy aspects of the history of computing and thereby explains how and why computers were created and how they were shaped by the intent of their creators. It explains the development and the emergence of the modern computer industry.show more

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  • Paperback | 239 pages
  • 161.5 x 239.3 x 23.1mm | 508.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 77 halftones, 4 line illustrations
  • 0195140257
  • 9780195140255

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"[P]rovides a survey history for a wide range of general readers, students, and historians and computer professionals. The most recent such approach as we go to press, the 15 contribueted chapters are all by authorities in the field. ... Taken together, these chapters provide a well-grounded survey of two centuries in the history of information processing and detailed coverage of a number of more recent topics, including policy aspects of the history of computing."--Communication Booknotes Quarterlyshow more

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