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Author Swedin, Eric Gottfrid.

Title Computers : the life story of a technology / Eric G. Swedin and David L. Ferro
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005


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Description xxiii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Greenwood technographies, 1549-7321
Greenwood technographies. 1549-7321
Contents 1. Before computers -- 2. The first electronic computers -- 3. The second generation : from vacuum tubes to transistors -- 4. The third generation : from integrated circuits to microprocessors -- 5. Personal computers : bringing the computer into the home -- 6. Connections : networking computers together -- 7. Computers everywhere
Summary "The computer is the great technological and scientific innovation of the last half of the twentieth century. It has revolutionized how we organize information, how we communicate with each other, and even the way that we think about the human mind. Computers have eased the drudgery of such tasks as calculating sums and clerical work, making them both more bearable and more efficient. The computer has become ubiquitous in many aspects of business, recreation, and everyday life, and the trend is that they are becoming both more powerful and easier to use. Computers: The Life Story of a Technology provides an accessible overview of this ever-changing technology, giving students and lay readers an understanding of the complete scope of its history from ancient times to the present day."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Computers -- History.
Author Ferro, David L.
LC no. 2004028174
ISBN 0313331499 alkaline paper
0313331499 cased