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  • Computerby Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray; Nathan Ensmenger; Jeffrey R. Yost

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 42.00

    This history of the computer explores the roots of the industry's development, tracing not only the development of the machine itself--beginning with Charles Babbage's 1833 mechanical prototype--but also chronicling the effects of manufacturing and sales innovations by companies that made the boom possible. more...

  • Silence, Screen, And Spectacleby Lindsey A. Freeman; Benjamin Nienass; Rachel Daniell

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    In an age of information and new media the relationships between remembering and forgetting have changed. This volume addresses the tension between loud and often spectacular histories and those forgotten pasts we strain to hear. Employing social and cultural analysis, the essays within examine mnemonic technologies both new and old, and cover subjects... more...

  • Digital McLuhanby Paul Levinson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 37.95

    This seminal book highlights and explains the truly prophetic nature of McLuhan's theories. It shows us why and how the 'Wired' generation is now turning to McLuhan's work to better understand a global village in a digital age. more...

  • Advances in computersby Marvin Zelkowitz

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 185.00

    Humans are often distinguished from other animals by their ability, even need, to see patterns in everyday life. As we enter a new millennium, all aspects of society seem to want to take stock of what has happened in the past and what is likely to happen in the future. The computer industry is no different from others. Advances in Computers has been... more...

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

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Konrad Zuse baute die erste vollautomatische, programmgesteuerte und frei programmierte, in binärer Gleitpunktrechnung arbeitende Rechenanlage. Sie war 1941 betriebsfähig. Mit anderen Worten: Konrad Zuse baute den ersten funktionsfähigen Computer. In diesem Buch erzählt er die Geschichte seines Lebens, das wie kaum ein anderes mit der Geschichte der... more...

  • Dealers of Lightningby Michael A. Hiltzik

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    In the bestselling tradition of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is a fascinating journey of intellectual creation. In the 1970s and '80s, Xerox Corporation brought together a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a group of computer eccentrics dubbed PARC. This brilliant group created several monumental innovations that triggered... more...

  • Origins and Foundations of Computingby Friedrich L. Bauer

    Springer 2009; US$ 59.99

    The book examines how intellectual developments in logic and mathematics were gradually matched by technical solutions in first mechanics and then electronics, and how the resulting machines found application in engineering, science and business.The author was among the pioneers of computing science, and he offers a personal and distinctive view of... more...

  • Gender Codesby Thomas J. Misa

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95

    The computing profession faces a serious gender crisis. Today, fewer women enter computing than anytime in the past 25 years. This book provides an unprecedented look at the history of women and men in computing, detailing how the computing profession emerged and matured, and how the field became male coded. Women's experiences working in offices,... more...

  • A History of the Internet and the Digital Futureby Johnny Ryan

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 19.95

    A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom, and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the... more...

  • Computerby Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    "Computer: A History of the Information Machine, Second Edition traces the story of the computer, and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing"  more...