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  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times ?bestselling biography of the founder... more...

  • Steve Jobsby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years?as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues?Walter Isaacson has written... more...

  • Computerby Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray; Nathan Ensmenger; Jeffrey R. Yost

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    This history of the computer explores the roots of the industry's development, tracing not only the development of the machine itself--beginning with Charles Babbage's 1833 mechanical prototype--but also chronicling the effects of manufacturing and sales innovations by companies that made the boom possible. more...

  • Being Digitalby Nicholas Negroponte

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book... more...

  • Meilensteine der Rechentechnikby Herbert Bruderer

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 84.00

    This book presents key milestones in the history of computer technology and the early days of computer science. A focus is placed on the new devices and research findings that have aroused particular attention in past years. Many tables provide a global overview on the earliest digital computers. A multilingual bibliography with over 3,000 titles completes... more...

  • Breaking Teleprinter Ciphers at Bletchley Park: an edition of I.J. Good, D. Michie and G. Timmsby James A. Reeds; Whitfield Diffie; J. V. Field

    Wiley 2015; US$ 145.00

    This is a critical, learned edition of the General Report on Tunny with Emphasis on Statistical Methods (aka The Newmanry Report ), prepared in 1945 and declassified in 2000. The Report was a technical account of what the team of cryptanalysts did in their work at Bletchley Park during WWII. The editors of this edition have supervised its transcription... more...

  • The New Kingmakersby Stephen O'Grady

    O'Reilly Media 2013; US$ 6.99

    The New Kingmakers documents the rise of the developer class, and provides strategies for companies to adapt to the new technology landscape. From recruiting to retention, it provides a playbook to work more efficiently and effectively with the most important members of your organization. more...

  • Core Memoryby John Alderman; Dag Spicer; Mark Richards

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 24.99

    An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture these historically important machinesincluding the Eniac, Crays 13, Apple I and IIwhile authoritative... more...

  • From Gutenberg to Zuckerbergby John Naughton

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg is a clear-eyed history of one of the most central, and yet most taken-for-granted, features of modern life: the internet. Once a technological novelty and now the very plumbing of the Information Age, the internet is something we have learned to take largely for granted. So, how exactly has our society become so dependent... more...

  • Apple Confidential 2.0by Owen W. Linzmayer

    No Starch Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    The second edition of this bestseller examines the tumultuous history of America?s best-known Silicon Valley start-up, from its legendary founding almost 30 years ago, through a series of disastrous executive decisions, to its return to profitability, including Apple?s recent move into the music business. This updated and expanded edition is full of... more...