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- Springer 2008; US$ 29.99
Die Entwicklung der Informatikforschung in Deutschland im Zeitraum vom "Ersten DV-Programm" bis zum Förderprogramm "IT-Forschung 2006" wird ausführlich erläutert. Dabei kann man vier thematisch abgrenzbare Forschungsphasen unterscheiden, die zeitlich in etwa den 70er-, 80er-, 90er-Jahren und den ersten Jahren im neuen Jahrhundert entsprechen. Schwerpunkt... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 18.99
Shrouded in secrecy until very recently, Colossus was the world's first fully-functioning electronic computer, built during the Second World War and used at Bletchley Park to crack the codes of high-level Nazi communications. This book contains fascinating accounts of Colossus, of code-breaking, and of the extraordinary role played by the staff... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 56.00
Cybercrime and Society provides a clear, systematic, and critical introduction to current debates about cybercrime. It locates the phenomenon in the wider contexts of social, political, cultural, and economic change. It is the first book to draw upon perspectives spanning criminology, sociology, law, politics, and cultural studies to examine the... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 16.95
Now in paperback, the inside story of "the greatest transformation of Microsoft since it became a multinational company" Marshall Phelps's remarkable eyewitness story offers lessons for any executive struggling with today's innovation and intellectual property challenges. Burning the Ships offers Phelps's dramatic behind-the-scenes account of how... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.99
In Decoding the Heavens , Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era?s defining quality?the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world. The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
At nineteen, Michael Dell started his company as a freshman at the University of Texas with $1,000 and has since built an industry powerhouse. As Dell journeys through his childhood adventures, ups and downs, and mistakes made along the way, he reflects on invaluable lessons learned. Michael Dell's revolutionary insight has allowed him to persevere... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 55.00
In recent years, debate on the state's economic role has too often devolved into diatribes against intervention. Peter Evans questions such simplistic views, offering a new vision of why state involvement works in some cases and produces disasters in others. To illustrate, he looks at how state agencies, local entrepreneurs, and transnational corporations... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 149.00
Historians have different views on the core identity of analogue computing. Some portray the technology solely as a precursor to digital computing, whereas others stress that analogue applications existed well after 1940. Even within contemporary sources, there is a spectrum of understanding around what constitutes analogue computing. To understand... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 199.00
This book constitutes the refereed post conference proceedings of the Second IFIP WG 9.7 Conference on the History of Nordic Computing, HiNC 2, held in Turku, Finland, in August 2007. The 27 revised full papers presented together with three keynote addresses and two panel discussions were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The... more...