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A history of modern computing

by Paul E Ceruzzi

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Published by MIT Press in London, Eng, Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Computers -- History,
  • Electronic data processing -- History

  • About the Edition

    This book covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the dot-com crash. The author concentrates on five 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 beginning of personal computing in the 1970s; the spread of networking after 1985; and, in a chapter written for this edition, the period 1995-2001. The new material focuses on the Microsoft antitrust suit, the rise and fall of the dot-coms, and the advent of open source software, particularly Linux. Within the chronological narrative, the book traces several overlapping threads: the evolution of the computer"s internal design; the effect of economic trends and the Cold War; the long-term role of IBM as a player and as a target for upstart entrepreneurs; the growth of software from a hidden element to a major character in the story of computing; and the recurring issue of the place of information and computing in a democratic society. The focus is on the United States (though Europe and Japan enter the story at crucial points), on computing per se rather than on applications such as artificial intelligence, and on systems that were sold commercially and installed in quantities

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-430) and index

    StatementPaul E. Ceruzzi
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA76.17 .C47 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 445 p. :
    Number of Pages445
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18168354M
    ISBN 100262532034
    LC Control Number2002040799

    Apr 08,  · Paul E. Ceruzzi is Curator of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. He is the author of A History of Modern Computing (second edition, MIT Press, ) and other books, and coeditor of The Internet and American Business (MIT Press, ). He examines the beginnings of commercial computing from to and traces the history of computer hardware and software, dividing these developments into five- to year time periods. His book emphasizes technical development, rather than personalities or business dynamics, a focus that contributes to its fairly dry, academic style.7/10().

    Sep 28,  · The first technology that was fully digital and resembled how modern computers operate. [] - Afterwards we'll discuss, the 2nd generation of modern computing, the . May 01,  · A good addition to any collection of computer history books.-Michael Swaine, Dr. Dobb's Journal A History of Modern Computing is a monumental achievement.-Cal Clinchard, PC Today The author does a great job in making this volume an enjoyable learning experience.-Gary E. Watts, Science Books & Film show more4/5().

    A History of Modern Computing, 2nd ed. MIT Press. Connolly, James (). History of Computing in Europe. IBM World Trade Corp. Cortada, James W. The Digital Hand: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries. Oxford. Cortada, James W. . Only for those who really care about computers and history, but great to see how many great people have worked hard for us to end up exchanging emojis online. Amazon description This engaging history covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the advent of the World Wide Web.


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