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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95

    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...

  • The Soul of A New Machineby Tracy Kidder

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 9.99

    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

    ?It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,? twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing?s Cathedral , George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by John von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, who built one of the first computers... more...

  • F'D Companiesby Philip J. Kaplan

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    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...

  • F'D Companiesby Philip J. Kaplan

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    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...

  • Alan Turingby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    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 classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of... more...

  • Inside Ciscoby Ed Paulson

    Wiley 2002; US$ 57.95

    An insider reveals the core strategies behind Cisco's phenomenal success Most savvy business observers agree that the major component in Cisco's phenomenal growth has been their unwavering commitment to expanding their product line through aggressive acquisitions. Since 1995, the "New Goliath," as Cisco is known throughout the business and finance... more...

  • Hackersby Paul Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    Using a wealth of material taken from interviews with a wide range of interested parties such as computer scientists, security experts and hackers themselves, Paul Taylor provides a uniquely revealing and richly sourced account of hacking. more...

  • Everyone Else Must Failby Karen Southwick

    Crown Publishing Group 2003; US$ 27.50

    Karen Southwick?s unauthorized account provides the full story of Larry Ellison?s brilliant, controversial career. Ellison?s drive and fierce ambition created Oracle out of the dust and built it into one of America?s great technology companies, but his unpredictable management style keeps it constantly on the edge of both success and disaster. The... more...

  • What the Dormouse Saidby John Markoff

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 16.00

    Most histories of the personal computer industry focus on technology or business. John Markoff?s landmark book is about the culture and consciousness behind the first PCs?the culture being counter? and the consciousness expanded, sometimes chemically. It?s a brilliant evocation of Stanford, California, in the 1960s and ?70s, where a group of visionaries... more...