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  • What the Dormouse Saidby John Markoff

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 16.00

    Most histories of the personal computer industry focus on technology or business. John Markoff?s landmark book is about the culture and consciousness behind the first PCs?the culture being counter? and the consciousness expanded, sometimes chemically. It?s a brilliant evocation of Stanford, California, in the 1960s and ?70s, where a group of visionaries... more...

  • Advances in computersby Marvin Zelkowitz

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 185.00

    Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in hardware and software and in computer theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributorswith a medium in which they can examine their subjects in greater depth and breadth than that allowed by standard journal articles. As a result,... more...

  • Hackersby Steven Levy

    O'Reilly Media 2010; US$ 17.99

    This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill... more...

  • Embedded Autonomyby Peter B. Evans

    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...

  • The Logician and the Engineerby Paul J. Nahin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use--from our computers and cars, to our kitchen gadgets and home appliances. How did a system of mathematics established in the Victorian era become the basis for such incredible technological achievements a century later? In The Logician and... more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Informationby Luciano Floridi

    Wiley 2008; US$ 171.95

    This Guide provides an ambitious state-of-the-art survey of the fundamental themes, problems, arguments and theories constituting the philosophy of computing. A complete guide to the philosophy of computing and information. Comprises 26 newly-written chapters by leading international experts. Provides a complete, critical introduction to the... more...

  • The Apple Revolutionby Luke Dormehl

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.24

    On 26 May, 2010 Apple Inc. passed Microsoft in valuation as the world's largest technology company. Its consumer electronic products - ranging from computers to mobile phones to portable media devices, not to mention its iTunes, iBook and App Store - have influenced nearly every facet of our lives, and it shows no sign of slowing down. But how did... more...

  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This acclaimed biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the... more...

  • Digital McLuhanby Paul Levinson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 37.95

    Marshall McLuhan died on the last day of 1980, on the doorstep of the personal computer revolution. Yet McLuhan's ideas anticipated a world of media in motion, and its impact on our lives on the dawn of the new millennium. Paul Levinson examines why McLuhan's theories about media are more important to us today than when they were first written, and... 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...