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  • Hacking Europeby Gerard Alberts; Ruth Oldenziel

    Springer London 2014; US$ 79.29

    This book traces the evolution of European hacker culture: chopping games in Warsaw, hacking software in Athens, chaos in Hamburg, producing demos in Turku and partying with computing in Zagreb and Amsterdam. Emphasizes the role of mischief, humor and play. more...

  • Core Memoryby John Alderman; Dag Spicer

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 24.99

    An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture these historically important machinesincluding the Eniac, Crays 13, Apple I and IIwhile authoritative... more...

  • Genesis Machinesby Martyn Amos

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Silicon chips are out. Today's scientists are using real, wet, squishy, living biology to build the next generation of computers. Cells, gels and DNA strands are the 'wetware' of the twenty-first century. Much smaller and more intelligent, these organic computers open up revolutionary possibilities. Tracing the history of computing and revealing... more...

  • Participation in Computingby William Aspray

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 63.43

    This book provides a history of the efforts of the US National Science Foundation to broaden participation in computing. The book briefly discusses the early history of the NSF's involvement with education and workforce issues. It then turns to two programs outside the computing directorate (the ADVANCE program and the Program on Women and Girls) that... more...

  • Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computingby William Aspray

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.15

    This text examines in detail the issue of the underrepresentation of women, African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics in the computing disciplines in the U.S. The work reviews the underlying causes, as well as the efforts of various nonprofit organizations to correct the situation, in order to both improve social equity and address the shortage... more...

  • World War 3.0by Ken Auletta

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.95

    The Internet Revolution, like all great industrial changes, has made the world's elephantine media companies tremble that their competitors-whether small and nimble mice or fellow elephants-will get to new terrain first and seize its commanding heights. In a climate in which fear and insecurity are considered healthy emotions, corporate violence becomes... more...

  • Fifth IFIP International Conference on Theoretical Computer Science - TCS 2008by Giorgio Ausiello; Juhani Karhumäki; Giancarlo Mauri; Luke Ong

    Springer US 2008; US$ 165.42

    International Federation for Information Processing The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication. The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling... more...

  • The Past and Future of Information Systems: 1976 -2006 and Beyondby David Avison; Steve Elliot; John Krogstie; Jan Pries-Heje

    Springer US 2006; US$ 118.79

    The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is a non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing. It was founded in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO. It is organized into several technical committees. This book represents the proceedings of the 2006 conference of technical committee... more...

  • Retrogame Archeologyby John Aycock

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    Drawing on extensive research, this book explores the techniques that old computer games used to run on tightly-constrained platforms. Retrogame developers faced incredible challenges of limited space, computing power, rudimentary tools, and the lack of homogeneous environments. Using examples from over 100 retrogames, this book examines the clever... more...

  • Mathematical Livesby CLAUDIO BARTOCCI; Renato Betti; Angelo Guerraggio; Roberto Lucchetti; Kim Williams

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 56.03

    This volume brings to the forefront some of the proponents of the mathematics of the twentieth century who have put at our disposal new and powerful instruments for investigating the reality around us. The portraits present impressive and passionate people. more...