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Author Campbell-Kelly, Martin, author.

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

Publication Info. Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2015.


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 Axe Credo Reference E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition Third edition.
Description 1 online resource (25 entries) : 45 images ; digital files.
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Series The Sloan technology series
Sloan technology series.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. This third edition provides updated analysis on software and computer networking, including new material on the programming profession, social networking, and mobile computing. It expands its focus on the IT industry with fresh discussion on the rise of Google and Facebook as well as how powerful applications are changing the way we work, consume, learn, and socialize.
Form Also available in print.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Description based on title page of print version.
Subject Computers -- History.
Electronic data processing -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Aspray, William, author.
Yost, Jeffrey R., author.
Ensmenger, Nathan, 1972- author.
Credo Reference (Firm), distributor.
Other Form: Print version: (DLC) 2013008040 0813345901 9780813345901 xv, 360 pages : illustrations
ISBN 081334591X electronic book
9780813345918 electronic book
9780813345901 paperback : alkaline paper
0813345901 paperback : alkaline paper
9781785391279 electronic version

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