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  • 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...

  • Digital Mediaby Megan A. Winget; William Aspray

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    There has been an explosion in the creation and use of digital media over the past quarter century and in particular over the past decade. This book carefully examines multiple aspects of digital media from the different perspectives of some of the top scholars in the field. Organized into four parts, Digital Media looks at the preservation... more...

  • 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...

  • Impatient Optimistby Lisa Rogak

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 10.95

    A collection of thought-provoking direct quotes from Bill Gates on topics related to business, technology, Microsoft, philanthropy, and life, this book shares the unique perspective of one of the our era's most successful business leaders and humanitarians, in an appealing gift-friendly format. more...

  • Ada's Algorithmby James Essinger

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    ?[Ada Lovelace], like Steve Jobs, stands at the intersection of arts and technology."?Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators 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 of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because,... more...

  • Open Source for the Enterpriseby Dan Woods; Gautam Guliani

    O'Reilly Media 2005; US$ 21.99

    Open source software is changing the world of Information Technology. But making it work for your company is far more complicated than simply installing a copy of Linux. If you are serious about using open source to cut costs, accelerate development, and reduce vendor lock-in, you must institutionalize skills and create new ways of working. You must... more...

  • When Computers Were Humanby David Alan Grier

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 37.50

    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...

  • Burn Rateby Michael Wolff

    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...

  • F'D Companiesby Philip J. Kaplan

    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...