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Author Frauenfelder, Mark.

Title The computer / Mark Frauenfelder
Published London : Carlton Books, 2005


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Description 256 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary The book traces the evolution of this vital machine from its earliest roots through its exciting application in code-breaking during the Second World War, and from its initial use in the workplace and home to its current status as a totally indispensable part of twenty-first century life. Along the way the author examines some colourful moments in the computer's development, from the key battle between Apple and IBM in the 1980s, to the use of computers in film and television such as the 1950s film 'The Forbidden Planet', '2001: A Space Odyssey' and 'Terminator 2'. The speed at which computer technology is progressing is staggering, and the final chapter looks forward to a time when computers will be on our wrists, in our cars - and possibly in our bodies. With superb illustrations throughout, The Computer is much more than a collection of different makes and models through the decades. It examines the computer in the context of social history, and reveals the extent to which this invention has come to pervade every area of our modern world
Notes "An illustrated history"--Cover
Includes index
Subject Computers -- Pictorial works.
Computers -- History.
Computers -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
ISBN 1844424596 (hbk.)