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  • Meilensteine der Rechentechnikby Herbert Bruderer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Die Anfänge der Informatik liegen bereits im Dunkeln. 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: historische Rechentische, weltgrößte Rechenwalze, weltweit älteste... more...

  • Smarter Than Their Machinesby John Cullinane

    Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 47.96

    Smarter Than Their Machines: Oral Histories of the Pioneers of Interactive Computing is based on oral histories archived at the Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota. Included are the oral histories of some key pioneers of the computer industry selected by John that led to interactive computing, such as Richard Bloch, Gene Amdahl, Herbert... 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...

  • Pillars of Computingby Gerard O Regan

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 39.16

    This accessible compendium serves as a companion to the title Giants of Computing , examining a collection of significant technology firms that have helped to shape the field of computing and its impact on society. Each company is introduced with a brief account of its history, followed by a concise account of its key contributions. The selection... more...

  • EDV-Pionierleistungen bei komplexen Anwendungenby Helmut Schröder

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2012; US$ 21.62

    ?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...

  • Genesis Machinesby Martyn Amos

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Silicon chips are out. Today's scientists are using real, wet, squishy, living biology to build the next generation of computers. Cells, gels and DNA strands are the 'wetware' of the twenty-first century. Much smaller and more intelligent, these organic computers open up revolutionary possibilities. Tracing the history of computing and revealing... more...

  • Core Memoryby John Alderman; Dag Spicer

    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...

  • Edmund Berkeley and the Social Responsibility of Computer Professionalsby Bernadette Longo

    Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 47.96

    Edmund C. Berkeley (1909 ? 1988) was a mathematician, insurance actuary, inventor, publisher, and a founder of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His book Giant Brains or Machines That Think (1949) was the first explanation of computers for a general readership. His journal Computers and Automation (1951-1973) was the first journal for... more...

  • Ada's Legacyby Robin Hammerman; Andrew L. Russell

    Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 31.96

    Ada?s Legacy illustrates the depth and diversity of writers, thinkers, and makers who have been inspired by Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer. The volume, which commemorates the bicentennial of Ada?s birth in December 1815, celebrates Lovelace?s many achievements as well as the impact of her life and work, which reverberated widely... more...