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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

    Springer 2008; US$ 16.09

    This work presents the story of the opening of the Internet, and parallel developments in the alternate world of computer bulletin board systems. it chronicles the inventive, individualistic, and often cantankerous individuals who have created this new culture. more...

  • Der Computer - Mein Lebenswerk (German Edition)by Konrad Zuse; Friedrich L. Bauer; H. Zemanek

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.99

    Der erste funktionsfähige Computer wurde von Konrad Zuse gebaut. Diese vollautomatische, programmgesteuerte, frei programmierbare, in binärer Gleitpunktzahlrechnung arbeitende Rechenanlage war 1941 betriebsbereit. Anlässlich des 100. Geburtstages von Konrad Zuse (22. Juni 2010), der mit einem Zuse-Jahr begangen wird, erscheint die Autobiografie des... 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 Group US 2001; US$ 23.00

    If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Stephen Levy ?the author who made "hackers" a household word?comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group... more...

  • 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...