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  • Digital Is Destroying Everythingby Andrew V. Edwards

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.00

    Digital surrounds us for better or for worse, but it has changed our lives forever. This book takes a look at how these changes have undermined areas of our lives—both good and bad. Andrew Edwards shows us how this has happened and how to be more thoughtful about the effects of the technology that surrounds us and continues to proliferate. more...

  • Intertwingledby Douglas R. Dechow; Daniele C. Struppa

    Springer International Publishing 2015; Not Available

    This engaging volume celebrates the life and work of Theodor Holm “Ted” Nelson, a pioneer and legendary figure from the history of early computing. Presenting contributions from world-renowned computer scientists and figures from the media industry, the book delves into hypertext, the docuverse, Xanadu, and other products of Ted Nelson’s unique mind.... more...

  • Electronic Dreamsby Tom Lean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    How did computers invade the homes and cultural life of 1980s Britain? Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? How about the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, or Commodore 64? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite , master digital kung-fu in Way of the Exploding Fist or lose yourself in the... more...

  • Participation in Computingby William Aspray

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 70.86

    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$ 106.30

    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...

  • History and Philosophy of Computingby Fabio Gadducci; Mirko Tavosanis

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.48

    This volume constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing, held in Pisa, Italy in October 2015. The 18 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from the 30 papers presented at the conference. They cover topics ranging from the... more...

  • Reckoning with Matterby Matthew L. Jones

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    From Blaise Pascal in the 1600s to Charles Babbage in the first half of the nineteenth century, inventors struggled to create the first calculating machines. All failed—but that does not mean we cannot learn from the trail of ideas, correspondence, machines, and arguments they left behind.   In Reckoning with Matter , Matthew L. Jones draws... more...

  • The Eudaemonic Pieby Thomas A Bass

    Open Road Distribution 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Eudaemonic Pie is the bizarre true story of how a band of physicists and computer wizards took on Las Vegas. more...

  • AN/FSQ-7: the computer that shaped the Cold Warby Bernd Ulmann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 91.00

    Das Buch widmet sich AN/FSQ-7, einem der aussergewöhnlichsten und einflussreichsten Digitalrechner aller Zeiten, über den erst in den letzten Jahren (aufgrund von Geheimhaltungsvorschriften) detaillierte Informationen zugänglich wurden. Über einen Zeitraum von über 30 Jahren wurden in den USA 23 Rechenzentren auf Basis von jeweils zwei AN/FSQ-7 betrieben,... more...

  • F'D Companiesby Philip J. Kaplan

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 9.99

    Not long ago, the world was awash with venture capital in search of the next Yahoo! or Amazon.com. No product, no experience, no technology, no business plan -- no problem. You could still get $40 million from investors to start up your dot-com. And you could get people to work around the clock for stock options and the promise of millions. Then, around... more...