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Author Swedin, Eric Gottfrid, author.

Title The computer : a brief history of the machine that changed the world / Eric G. Swedin and David L. Ferro
Published Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2022]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 307 pages) : illustrations
Contents Before computers -- The first electronic computers -- The second generation : from vacuum tubes to transistors -- The third generation : from integrated circuits to microprocessors -- Personal computers : bringing the computer into the home -- Connections : networking computers together -- Moore's law triumphant -- Social media -- Computers everywhere -- Information security -- Conclusion: Reflections on the past and future
Summary "This book, aimed at general readers, covers the entirety of computing history from antiquity to the present, placing the story of computing into the broader context of politics, economics, society, and more"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revised edition of: Computers : the life story of a technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 27, 2022)
Subject Computers -- History.
COMPUTERS / History.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century / General.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ferro, David L., author.
LC no. 2022005418
ISBN 1440866058
Other Titles Computers