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- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.95
Michael Wolff's wickedly funny chronicle of his rags-to-riches-to-rags adventure as a fledgling Internet entrepreneur exposes an industry powered by hype, celebrity, and billions of investment dollars -- and notably devoid of profit-making enterprises. As he describes his efforts to control his company's burn rate -- the amount of money the company... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
Before Palm Pilots and iPods, PCs and laptops, the term "computer" referred to the people who did scientific calculations by hand. These workers were neither calculating geniuses nor idiot savants but knowledgeable people who, in other circumstances, might have become scientists in their own right. When Computers Were Human represents the first... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 15.95
Not long ago, the world was awash with venture capital in search of the next Yahoo! or Amazon.com. No product, no experience, no technology, no business plan -- no problem. You could still get $40 million from investors to start up your dot-com. And you could get people to work around the clock for stock options and the promise of millions. Then, around... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.95
The Internet Revolution, like all great industrial changes, has made the world's elephantine media companies tremble that their competitors-whether small and nimble mice or fellow elephants-will get to new terrain first and seize its commanding heights. In a climate in which fear and insecurity are considered healthy emotions, corporate violence becomes... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99
This is "the Word" -- one man's word, certainly -- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the "one man" is Neal Stephenson, "the hacker Hemingway" ( Newsweek ) -- acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
In this remarkably illustrative and thoroughly accessible look at one of the most intriguing frontiers in science and computers, award-winning New York Times writer George Johnson reveals the fascinating world of quantum computing?the holy grail of super computers where the computing power of single atoms is harnassed to create machines capable of... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 16.09
This work presents the story of the opening of the Internet, and parallel developments in the alternate world of computer bulletin board systems. it chronicles the inventive, individualistic, and often cantankerous individuals who have created this new culture. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 39.99
Der erste funktionsfähige Computer wurde von Konrad Zuse gebaut. Diese vollautomatische, programmgesteuerte, frei programmierbare, in binärer Gleitpunktzahlrechnung arbeitende Rechenanlage war 1941 betriebsbereit. Anlässlich des 100. Geburtstages von Konrad Zuse (22. Juni 2010), der mit einem Zuse-Jahr begangen wird, erscheint die Autobiografie des... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 169.00
This volume presents proceedings from the 19th IFIP World Computer Congress in Santiago, Chile. The proceedings of the World Computer Congress are a product of the gathering of 2,000 delegates from more than 70 countries to discuss a myriad of topics in the ICT domain. Of particular note, this marks the first time that a World Computer Congress has... more...
- Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 23.00
If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Stephen Levy ?the author who made "hackers" a household word?comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group... more...