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  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era?s defining quality?the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.   The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike... more...

  • The New Digital Ageby Eric Schmidt; Jared Cohen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected?a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness. Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley?s great leaders, having taken... 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...

  • Meilensteine der Rechentechnikby Herbert Bruderer

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 84.00

    In diesem Buch werden ausgewählte Meilensteine der Rechentechnik und der Frühzeit der Informatik vorgestellt. Grundlage dafür sind u. a. Aufsehen erregende Funde von Geräten und Schriften, die in den letzten Jahren gemacht wurden. Zahlreiche Tabellen vermitteln eine weltweite Übersicht über die ersten Digitalrechner. Eine mehrsprachige Bibliografie... more...

  • Ada's Algorithmby James Essinger

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    ?Readers are treated to an intimate portrait of Lovelace?s short but significant life along with an abbreviated history of 19th-century high-society London." ? New Criterion Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named ?Ada,? after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century?s version... more...

  • From Gutenberg to Zuckerbergby John Naughton

    Quercus 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Innovatorsby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 35.00

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson?s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs... 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...

  • RAND and the Information Evolutionby Willis H. Ware; Peter Chalk; Richard Warnes

    RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95

    This professional memoir describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical desk calculators, electric accounting machines, and analog computers. RAND's accomplishments included important advances not only... more...

  • History of Computing and Education 2 (HCE2)by John Impagliazzo

    Springer 2006; US$ 129.00

    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...