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  • Turing's Cathedralby George Dyson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 17.58

    How did computers take over the world? In late 1945, a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the newly created Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Their ostensible goal was to build a computer which would be instrumental in the US government's race to create a hydrogen bomb. The mathematicians themselves,... more...

  • The Soul of A New Machineby Tracy Kidder

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; Not Available

    Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up),... 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...

  • The Software Paradoxby Stephen O'Grady

    O'Reilly Media 2015; US$ 10.99

    Software is more important than ever today and yet its commercial value is steadily declining. Microsoft, for instance, has seen its gross margins decrease for a decade, while startups and corporations alike are distributing free software that would have been worth millions a few years ago. Welcome to the software paradox. In this O?Reilly report,... more...

  • EDV-Pionierleistungen bei komplexen Anwendungenby Helmut Schröder

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2012; US$ 29.99

    ?Das Buch möchte die Leser in die Frühzeit der elektronischen Datenverarbeitung (EDV), nämlich die 50er, 60er und 70er Jahre des vorigen Jahrhunderts führen, an die sich heute noch sehr viele ehemalige EDV-Mitarbeiter ?als Pioniere? gut und wohl auch gern erinnern werden. Wie kann man diese Zeitphase bezeichnen? Es war eine einmalige innovative Phase,... 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

    The Observer 's "Networker" columnist, a prominent blogger, and Vice-President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. The Times has said that his writings, "[it] draws on more than two decades of study to explain how the internet works and the challenges and opportunities it will offer to future generations," and Cory Doctrow raved that "this is the kind... 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...

  • 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...