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Author Campbell-Kelly, Martin.

Title Computer : a history of the information machine / Martin Campbell-Kelly, William Aspray, Nathan Ensmenger, Jeffrey R. Yost.

Publication Info. Boulder, CO : Westview Press, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    004 CAM 2014    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    004 CAM 2014    Available
Edition Third edition.
Description xv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The Sloan technology series
Sloan technology series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-342) and index.
Contents Preface to the Third Edition -- Part One. BEFORE THE COMPUTER -- When Computers Were People -- The Mechanical Office -- Babbage's Dream Comes True -- Part Two. CREATING THE COMPUTER -- Inventing the Computer -- The Computer Becomes a Business Machine -- The Maturing of the Mainframe : The Rise of IBM -- Part Three. INNOVATION AND EXPANSION -- Real Time : Reaping the Whirlwind -- Software -- New Modes of Computing -- Part Four. GETTING PERSONAL -- The Shaping of the Personal Computer -- Broadening the Appeal -- The Internet.
Summary This history of the computer explores the roots of the industry's development, tracing not only the development of the machine itself--beginning with Charles Babbage's 1833 mechanical prototype--but also chronicling the effects of manufacturing and sales innovations by companies that made the boom possible.
Subject Computers -- History.
Electronic data processing -- History.
Added Author Aspray, William.
Ensmenger, Nathan, 1972-
Yost, Jeffrey R.
ISBN 9780813345901 (paperback : alkaline paper)
0813345901 (paperback : alkaline paper)
9780813350240 (paperback)

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