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  • 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$ 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...

  • Ada's Algorithmby James Essinger

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    The world?s first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron finally gets credit for her research in this gossipy short biography 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...

  • 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; Not Available

    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...

  • Alan Turing: the Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This acclaimed biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the... 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...

  • 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...