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  • Electronic Dreamsby Tom Lean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite on the BBC Micro, or lose yourself in the surreal caverns of Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum? For anyone who was a kid in the 1980s, these iconic computer brands are the stuff of legend. In Electronic Dreams, ... more...

  • Cybernetic Governmentby Benjamin Seibel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    Entlang derdrei kybernetischen Schlüsselbegriffe Kommunikation, Kalkulation und Kontrollerekonstruiert Benjamin Seibels historische Studie die Genese eines politischenRegelungswissens, das in den militärischen Forschungslabors des ZweitenWeltkriegs seinen Ausgang nimmt und sich in den Aktualisierungen digitaler Technologienbis in unsere Gegenwart... more...

  • Responsive Web Design Patternsby Chelsea Myers

    Packt Publishing 2015; US$ 23.99

    Learn how to build your own pattern library and fill it with the most popular responsive web design patterns About This Book: Explore the process of combining responsive patterns together to fit the needs of your own website or project; Organize your projects by creating responsive pattern libraries and manage unruly design systems as they grow; Break... more...

  • Meilensteine der Rechentechnikby Herbert Bruderer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    This book presents key milestones in the history of computer technology and the early days of computer science. A focus is placed on the new devices and research findings that have aroused particular attention in past years. Many tables provide a global overview on the earliest digital computers. A multilingual bibliography with over 3,000... more...

  • Carl Adam Petriby Einar Smith; Tim Denvir

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 29.99

    The book presents the life and works of one of Germany's most famous computer scientists, Carl Adam Petri. It is written in a vivid and entertaining manner, providing an in-depth discussion of the background behind Petri's best-known contribution to computer science, the Petri net. In this way the book can be read as a first introduction to nets, but... more...

  • Connecting Womenby Valérie Schafer; Benjamin G. Thierry

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 109.00

    This important volume examines European perspectives on the historical relations that women have maintained with information and communication technologies (ICTs), since the telegraph. Presenting a dialogue which encompasses a diverse selection of transnational and interdisciplinary studies, the text investigates forms of female empowerment, gendered... more...

  • Creating the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vegaby Sir Clive Sinclair; Paul Andrews; Chris Smith

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 5.99

    Creating the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega describes how the four founders of Retro Computers came together to create a unique games console: the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega.Sir Clive Sinclair, the world famous inventor, caused a technological revolution in the early 1980s when he launched the ZX Spectrum, a low-cost colour home computer that found its way... more...

  • Coin-Operated Americansby Carly A. Kocurek

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Video gaming: it?s a boy?s world, right? That?s what the industry wants us to think. Why and how we came to comply are what Carly A. Kocurek investigates in this provocative consideration of how an industry?s craving for respectability hooked up with cultural narratives about technology, masculinity, and youth at the video arcade. From the dawn... more...

  • Pillars of Computingby Gerard O'Regan

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 49.99

    This accessible compendium serves as a companion to the title Giants of Computing , examining a collection of significant technology firms that have helped to shape the field of computing and its impact on society. Each company is introduced with a brief account of its history, followed by a concise account of its key contributions. The selection... more...

  • Breaking Teleprinter Ciphers at Bletchley Park: An edition of I.J. Good, D. Michie and G. Timmsby James A. Reeds; Whitfield Diffie; J. V. Field

    Wiley 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book is an edition of the General Report on Tunny with commentary that clarifies the often difficult language of the GRT and fitting it into a variety of contexts arising out of several separate but intersecting story lines, some only implicit in the GRT.  Explores the likely roots of the ideas entering into the Tunny cryptanalysis... more...