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  • When Computers Were Humanby David Alan Grier

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • World War 3.0by Ken Auletta

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.95

    The Internet Revolution, like all great industrial changes, has made the world's elephantine media companies tremble that their competitors-whether small and nimble mice or fellow elephants-will get to new terrain first and seize its commanding heights. In a climate in which fear and insecurity are considered healthy emotions, corporate violence becomes... more...

  • In the Beginning...Was the Command Lineby Neal Stephenson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    This is "the Word" -- one man's word, certainly -- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the "one man" is Neal Stephenson, "the hacker Hemingway" ( Newsweek ) -- acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works... more...

  • A Shortcut Through Timeby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    In this remarkably illustrative and thoroughly accessible look at one of the most intriguing frontiers in science and computers, award-winning New York Times writer George Johnson reveals the fascinating world of quantum computing?the holy grail of super computers where the computing power of single atoms is harnassed to create machines capable of... more...

  • On the Way to the Webby Michael Banks

    Springer 2008; US$ 16.09

    This work presents the story of the opening of the Internet, and parallel developments in the alternate world of computer bulletin board systems. it chronicles the inventive, individualistic, and often cantankerous individuals who have created this new culture. more...

  • Der Computer - Mein Lebenswerk (German Edition)by Konrad Zuse; Friedrich L. Bauer; H. Zemanek

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.99

    Der erste funktionsfähige Computer wurde von Konrad Zuse gebaut. Diese vollautomatische, programmgesteuerte, frei programmierbare, in binärer Gleitpunktzahlrechnung arbeitende Rechenanlage war 1941 betriebsbereit. Anlässlich des 100. Geburtstages von Konrad Zuse (22. Juni 2010), der mit einem Zuse-Jahr begangen wird, erscheint die Autobiografie des... more...

  • The Past and Future of Information Systemsby David Avison; Steve Elliot; John Krogstie; Jan Pries-Heje

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    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...

  • Electronic Value Exchangeby David Stearns

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    Electronic Value Exchange examines in detail the transformation of the VISA electronic payment system from a collection of non-integrated, localized, paper-based bank credit card programs into the cooperative, global, electronic value exchange network it is today. Topics and features: provides a history of the VISA system from the mid-1960s to the... more...

  • Cryptoby Steven Levy

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 23.00

    If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Stephen Levy ?the author who made "hackers" a household word?comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group... more...