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  • 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...

  • Ada's Algorithmby James Essinger

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    ?[Ada Lovelace], like Steve Jobs, stands at the intersection of arts and technology."?Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named ?Ada,? after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century?s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because,... 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...

  • Geek Sublimeby Vikram Chandra

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the... more...

  • Kendo UI Cookbookby Sagar Ganatra

    Packt Publishing 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book is an easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples that allows you to learn and build visually compelling web applications using the Kendo UI library. This book will do wonders for web developers having knowledge of HTML and Javascript and want to polish their skills in building applications using the Kendo UI library. more...

  • PhantomJS Cookbookby Rob Friesel

    Packt Publishing 2014; US$ 25.99

    A task-based guide that provides solutions to real-world test automation problems. This book is intended for web development professionals who want to integrate PhantomJS into their development and testing workflows. If you are a web developer looking to run automated unit tests while you work, or perhaps you are a QA engineer looking for a fast test... more...

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

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • From Gutenberg to Zuckerbergby John Naughton

    Quercus 2014; US$ 11.99

    From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg is a clear-eyed history of one of the most central, and yet most taken-for-granted, features of modern life: the internet. Once a technological novelty and now the very plumbing of the Information Age, the internet is something we have learned to take largely for granted. So, how exactly has our society become so dependent... more...

  • When Computers Were Humanby David Alan Grier

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 37.50

    Before Palm Pilots and iPods, PCs and laptops, the term "computer" referred to the people who did scientific calculations by hand. These workers were neither calculating geniuses nor idiot savants but knowledgeable people who, in other circumstances, might have become scientists in their own right. When Computers Were Human represents the first... more...

  • Memory Machinesby Belinda Barnet

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    This book explores the history of hypertext, an influential concept that forms the underlying structure of the World Wide Web and innumerable software applications. more...