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  • 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...

  • The History of Computing in Educationby John Impagliazzo; John A.N. Lee

    Springer 2005; US$ 159.00

    This book looks at the history of computing in education from two points of view ? as a history of the impact of computing on education over the past forty years and as the use of the history of computing as a pedagogical tool in computing education. These two intertwined views look back at computer education and the ways in which organizations have... 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

    Apress 2008; US$ 16.09

    On the Way to the Web is the story of the opening of the Internet, and parallel developments in the alternate world of computer bulletin board systems. It?s a chronicle of the inventive, individualistic and often cantankerous individuals who set the Internet free--and the online population who created a new culture and turned the frontier into their... more...

  • Der Computer - Mein Lebenswerkby Konrad Zuse; Friedrich L. Bauer; H. Zemanek

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 39.99

    Der erste funktionsfähige Computer wurde von Konrad Zuse gebaut. Er war 1941 betriebsbereit. Der Erfinder dieser ersten vollautomatischen, programmgesteuerten, frei programmierbaren, in binärer Gleitpunktzahlrechnung arbeitenden Rechenanlage wäre am 22. Juni 2010 hundert Jahre alt geworden. In diesem Buch erzählt er die Geschichte seines Lebens, das... 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$ 149.00

    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 Publishing Group 2001; US$ 23.00

    "Gripping and illuminating." —The Wall Street Journal "A great David-and-Goliath story—humble hackers hoodwink sinister spooks." —Time more...

  • Looking Back and Going Forward in ITby Jean-Pierre Corniou

    Wiley 2013; US$ 100.95

    This book places IT in perspective by tracing its development through time, covering its origins in business, the massive expansion of the role of IT at the end of the 20th century, the growth of the internet, and the successes and failures of companies involved in this development. Despite its ubiquity in the modern world, the author highlights that... more...