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  • The Digital Hand, Vol 3by James W. Cortada

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 72.99

    The third volume of The Digital Hand describes how computers were used in all of the American public sector industries over the past half-century, in order to determine what were the critical uses of computing technologies, how these technologies came into these industries, and how they were changed by it. Cortada claims that computing profoundly... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Historiesby Gerard Goggin; Mark McLelland

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its histories outside of an anglophone framework is still... more...

  • Tweeting to Freedom: An Encyclopedia of Citizen Protests and Uprisings around the Worldby William Willis; Anthony Fellow

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    The innovators who created social media might never have imagined the possibility: that activists living in countries where oppressive conditions are the norm would use social media to call for changes to bring greater freedom, opportunity, and justice to the masses. The attributes of social media that make it so powerful for casual socializing—the... more...

  • History of Computing and Education 2 (HCE2)by John Impagliazzo

    Springer US 2006; US$ 87.52

    These proceedings derive from an international conference on the history of computing and education. This conference is the second of hopefully a series of conferences that will take place within the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and hence, we describe it as the "Second IFIP Conference on the History of Computing and Education"... more...

  • Steve Jobsby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written... more...

  • 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$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    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...