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  • When Computers Were Humanby David Alan Grier

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.70

    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...

  • Breaking Teleprinter Ciphers at Bletchley Park: An edition of I.J. Good, D. Michie and G. Timmsby James A. Reeds; Whitfield Diffie; J. V. Field

    Wiley 2015; US$ 145.00 US$ 125.67

    This book is an edition of the General Report on Tunny with commentary that clarifies the often difficult language of the GRT and fitting it into a variety of contexts arising out of several separate but intersecting story lines, some only implicit in the GRT.  Explores the likely roots of the ideas entering into the Tunny cryptanalysis... 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...

  • Digital Is Destroying Everythingby Andrew V. Edwards

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    Digital surrounds us for better or for worse, but it has changed our lives forever. This book takes a look at how these changes have undermined areas of our lives?both good and bad. Andrew Edwards shows us how this has happened and how to be more thoughtful about the effects of the technology that surrounds us and continues to proliferate. more...

  • Intertwingledby Douglas R. Dechow; Daniele C. Struppa

    Springer International Publishing 2015; Not Available

    This engaging volume celebrates the life and work of Theodor Holm ?Ted? Nelson, a pioneer and legendary figure from the history of early computing. Presenting contributions from world-renowned computer scientists and figures from the media industry, the book delves into hypertext, the docuverse, Xanadu, and other products of Ted Nelson?s unique mind.... more...

  • Electronic Dreamsby Tom Lean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite on the BBC Micro, or lose yourself in the surreal caverns of Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum? For anyone who was a kid in the 1980s, these iconic computer brands are the stuff of legend. In Electronic Dreams, ... more...

  • Participation in Computingby William Aspray

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 63.43

    This book provides a history of the efforts of the US National Science Foundation to broaden participation in computing. The book briefly discusses the early history of the NSF's involvement with education and workforce issues. It then turns to two programs outside the computing directorate (the ADVANCE program and the Program on Women and Girls) that... more...

  • Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computingby William Aspray

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.15

    This text examines in detail the issue of the underrepresentation of women, African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics in the computing disciplines in the U.S. The work reviews the underlying causes, as well as the efforts of various nonprofit organizations to correct the situation, in order to both improve social equity and address the shortage... more...

  • History and Philosophy of Computingby Fabio Gadducci; Mirko Tavosanis

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    This volume constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing, held in Pisa, Italy in October 2015. The 18 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from the 30 papers presented at the conference. They cover topics ranging from the... more...