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  • Connecting Womenby Valérie Schafer; Benjamin G. Thierry

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 85.96

    This important volume examines European perspectives on the historical relations that women have maintained with information and communication technologies (ICTs), since the telegraph. Presenting a dialogue which encompasses a diverse selection of transnational and interdisciplinary studies, the text investigates forms of female empowerment, gendered... more...

  • Communities of Computingby Thomas J. Misa

    Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 47.99

    Communities of Computing is the first book-length history of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), founded in 1947 and with a membership today of 100,000 worldwide. It profiles ACM's notable SIGs, active chapters, and individual members, setting ACM's history into a rich social and political context. The book's 12 core chapters are organized... more...

  • From Tool to Partnerby Jonathan Grudin; John M. Carroll

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2017; US$ 39.95

    This is the first comprehensive history of human-computer interaction (HCI). Whether you are a user experience professional or an academic researcher, whether you identify with computer science, human factors, information systems, information science, design, or communication, you can discover how your experiences fit into the expanding field of HCI.... more...

  • Computerby Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray; Nathan Ensmenger; Jeffrey R. Yost

    Avalon Publishing 2013; US$ 18.00

    Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM. Wartime... more...

  • The Machine in the Ghostby Robin Boast

    Reaktion Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    We live in a digital age, buy and sell in a digital economy, and consume—oh do we consume—digital media. The digital lies at the heart of our contemporary, information-heavy, media-saturated lives, and although we may talk about the digital as a cultural phenomenon, the thing itself—digitality—is often hidden to us, a technology that someone else... 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...

  • 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...

  • AN/FSQ-7: the computer that shaped the Cold Warby Bernd Ulmann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 91.00

    Das Buch widmet sich AN/FSQ-7, einem der aussergewöhnlichsten und einflussreichsten Digitalrechner aller Zeiten, über den erst in den letzten Jahren (aufgrund von Geheimhaltungsvorschriften) detaillierte Informationen zugänglich wurden. Über einen Zeitraum von über 30 Jahren wurden in den USA 23 Rechenzentren auf Basis von jeweils zwei AN/FSQ-7 betrieben,... 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...

  • Carl Adam Petriby Einar Smith; Tim Denvir

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 28.65

    The book presents the life and works of one of Germany's most famous computer scientists, Carl Adam Petri. It is written in a vivid and entertaining manner, providing an in-depth discussion of the background behind Petri's best-known contribution to computer science, the Petri net. In this way the book can be read as a first introduction to nets, but... more...