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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Soul of A New Machineby Tracy Kidder

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; Not Available

    Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up),... more...

  • Turing's Cathedralby George Dyson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    George Dyson is a historian of technology whose interests include the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak ( Baidarka), the evolution of digital computing and telecommunications (Darwin Among the Machines), and the exploration of space (Project Orion). more...

  • The New Digital Ageby Eric Schmidt; Jared Cohen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The New Digital Age is a considered work?It shifts the debate about technology, elevating it from mundane arguments about the utility of dating apps to the wider issues of how technology interacts with power.? ? The Economist ?This is the most important?and fascinating?book yet written about how the digital age will affect our world. With vivid... more...

  • Geek Sublimeby Vikram Chandra

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the... more...