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Author Campbell-Kelly, Martin.

Title Computer : a history of the information machine / Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray
Edition Second edition
Published Boulder, Colo. ; Oxford : Westview, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  004.9 Cam/Cah 2005  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series The Sloan technology series
Sloan technology series.
Contents 1. When computers were people -- 2. The mechanical office -- 3. Babbage's dream comes true -- 4. Inventing the computer -- 5. The computer becomes a business machine -- 6. The maturing of the mainframe : the rise and fall of IBM -- 7. Real time : reaping the whirlwind -- 8. Software -- 9. New modes of computing -- 10. The shaping of the personal computer -- 11. Broadening the appeal -- 12. From the world brain to the World Wide Web
Summary "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 fall and potential rise of the industries."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index
Subject Computers -- History.
Electronic data processing -- History.
Genre/Form Ebook
Author Aspray, William.
American Council of Learned Societies.
LC no. 2004006325
ISBN 0813342643 paperback
OTHER TI ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)