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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 100.95

    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; 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...

  • 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...

  • Turing And The Computerby Paul Strathern

    Random House 2012; US$ 7.98

    At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world... Today, computers touch every aspect of our lives and dominate the world of technology. They have revolutionised the modern age of communication and are arguably one of humankind's greatest achievements.To imagine a 21st Century existence without a computer seems impossible.Yet... 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...

  • A Brief History of Cryptology and Cryptographic Algorithmsby John Dooley

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 54.99

    The science of cryptology is made up of two halves. Cryptography is the study of how to create secure systems for communications. Cryptanalysis is the study of how to break those systems. The conflict between these two halves of cryptology is the story of secret writing. For over two thousand years governments, armies, and now individuals have wanted... more...

  • Carl Adam Petriby Einar Smith

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 29.99

    Der Autor präsentiert Leben, Werk und Wirken eines der weltweit bekanntesten deutschen Informatiker: Carl Adam Petri. Die Stadien seiner Entwicklung sind lebendig und kurzweilig beschrieben, gehen aber so weit in die Tiefe, dass der Leser ein gutes Verständnis für die Hintergründe von Petris wichtigstem Beitrag zur Informatik bekommt, die nach ihm... more...

  • The Innovatorsby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 35.00

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson?s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs... more...