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  • 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...

  • 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$ 29.99

    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...

  • The Digital Hand, Vol 3by James W. Cortada

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 72.99

    The third volume of The Digital Hand describes how computers were used in all of the American public sector industries over the past half-century, in order to determine what were the critical uses of computing technologies, how these technologies came into these industries, and how they were changed by it. Cortada claims that computing profoundly... more...

  • The Digital Handby James W. Cortada

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 79.99

    The Digital Hand, Volume 2, is a historical survey of how computers and telecommunications have been deployed in over a dozen industries in the financial, telecommunications, media and entertainment sectors over the past half century. It is past of a sweeping three-volume description of how management in some forty industries embraced the computer... more...

  • History of Computing and Education 2 (HCE2)by John Impagliazzo

    Springer US 2006; US$ 129.00

    These proceedings derive from an international conference on the history of computing and education. This conference is the second of hopefully a series of conferences that will take place within the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and hence, we describe it as the "Second IFIP Conference on the History of Computing and Education"... 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...

  • When Computers Were Humanby David Alan Grier

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 41.95

    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...

  • 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...