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Author Hey, Anthony J. G., author.

Title The computing universe : a journey through a revolution / Tony Hey, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, Gyuri Pápay, IT Innovation Centre.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 397 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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Summary "Computers now impact almost every aspect of our lives, from our social interactions to the safety and performance of our cars. How did this happen in such a short time? And this is just the beginning. In this book, Tony Hey and Gyuri Pápay lead us on a journey from the early days of computers in the 1930s to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. Along the way, they explain the ideas behind hardware, software, algorithms, Moore's Law, the birth of the personal computer, the Internet and the Web, the Turing Test, Jeopardy's Watson, World of Warcraft, spyware, Google, Facebook, and quantum computing. This book also introduces the fascinating cast of dreamers and inventors who brought these great technological developments into every corner of the modern world. This exciting and accessible introduction will open up the universe of computing to anyone who has ever wondered where his or her smartphone came from"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Beginnings of a revolution -- The hardware -- The software is in the holes -- Programming languages and software engineering -- Algorithmics -- Mr. Turing's amazing machines -- Moore's law and the silicon revolution -- Computing gets personal -- Computer games -- Licklider's intergalactic computer network -- Weaving the World Wide Web -- The dark side of the Web -- Artificial intelligence and neural networks -- Machine learning and natural-language processing -- The end of Moore's law -- The third age of computing -- Computers and science fiction: an essay -- Epilogue : From Turing's padlocked mug to the present day -- Appendix 1. Length scales -- Appendix 2. Computer science research and the information technology industry.
Subject Computer science -- History.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Science.
Computer science. (OCoLC)fst00872451
Informatica. (NL-LeOCL)078473721
Computers. (NL-LeOCL)078473624
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Geschiedenis (vorm) (NL-LeOCL)088143147
Added Author Pápay, Gyuri, author.
Other Form: Print version: Hey, Anthony J.G. Computing universe. New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2014 9780521766456 (DLC) 2014030815 (OCoLC)885313543
ISBN 9781316129760 (e-book)
1316129764 (e-book)
9780521766456 (hardback)
0521766451 (hardback)
9780521150187 (pbk.)
0521150183 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000057355608
CHNEW 000705116
DEBBG BV042487490
DEBSZ 434828882
GBVCP 88284136X

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