A History of Modern Computing (History of Computing) ISBN: 9780262531696
Used- Very Good condition
A used book that has been read but is still in great condition. This engaging history covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the advent of the World Wide Web. The author concentrates on four key moments of transition: the transformation of the computer in the late 1940s from a specialized scientific instrument to a commercial product; the emergence of small systems in the late 1960s; the beginnings of personal computing in the 1970s; and the spread of networking after 1985. The focus is on the United States on computing per se rather than on applications such as artificial intelligence and on systems that were sold commercially and installed in quantities. The author balances stories of individuals with those of institutions and emphasizes those factors that conspired to bring about the decisive shifts in the story.
Paul E. Ceruzzi
Used – Very Good