A History of Modern Computing (History of Computing)

Valutazione media 3,87
( su 109 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780262532037: A History of Modern Computing (History of Computing)

This engaging history 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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Review:

This book delivers exactly what its title promises: a straightforward and comprehensive account of the electronic digital computer's first five decades. Starting with the historic ENIAC of 1945, Ceruzzi moves nimbly through one epochal generation of computing technology after another: the gargantuan, vacuum-tube-filled mainframes of the early '50s; the sleeker, transistorized minicomputers of the '60s; the personal computers conjured up by hobbyists in the '70s; and the computer networks that have come to span offices and the globe in the last 10 years.

Ceruzzi places all of these developments in the context of the social phenomena that shaped them: the imperatives of Cold War research, the evolving needs of information-swamped businesses, and the quirks and dreams of counter-cultural computer hackers. But unlike some popular books about computing history, this one refuses to acknowledge any particular individual, group, or institution as its protagonist. The tale it tells is complex: a weave of high-level projects, lowbrow tinkerings, and sweeping socioeconomic transformations, with a crash course in the basics of computer architecture tossed in for good measure. The mix doesn't make for great drama, but it does offer something perhaps more valuable--the sober, subtle feel of real history unfolding. --Julian Dibbell

About the Author:

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, 2003) and other books, and coeditor of The Internet and American Business (MIT Press, 2008).

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Ceruzzi, Paul E.
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2003. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria TM-9780262532037

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,69
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Paul E. Ceruzzi
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0262532034

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,65
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,00
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Ceruzzi, Paul E.
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2003. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780262532037

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,38
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Paul E. Ceruzzi
Editore: The MIT Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0262532034

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Paul E. Ceruzzi
Editore: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. second edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This engaging history 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. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780262532037

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,66
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Paul E. Ceruzzi
Editore: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. second edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This engaging history 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. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780262532037

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Paul E. Ceruzzi
Editore: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. second edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This engaging history 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. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780262532037

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,06
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Ceruzzi, Paul E.
Editore: MIT Press Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, 2003. Condizione libro: New. 2003. second edition. Paperback. From the first digital computer to the dot-com crash--a story of individuals, institutions, and the forces that led to a series of dramatic transformations. Series: History of Computing. Num Pages: 459 pages, 69 illus. BIC Classification: HBT; U. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 227 x 154 x 24. Weight in Grams: 652. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780262532037

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 26,98
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Ceruzzi, Paul E.
Editore: The MIT Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0262532034

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,29
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,56
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Ceruzzi, Paul E.
Editore: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0262532034 ISBN 13: 9780262532037
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd. Condizione libro: New. 2003. second edition. Paperback. From the first digital computer to the dot-com crash--a story of individuals, institutions, and the forces that led to a series of dramatic transformations. Series: History of Computing. Num Pages: 459 pages, 69 illus. BIC Classification: HBT; U. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 227 x 154 x 24. Weight in Grams: 652. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780262532037

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 28,02
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro