Gerard O'Regan, "A Brief History of Computing, 2nd Edition"
English | ISBN: 1447123581 | 2012 | PDF | 283 pages | 5 MB
This lively and fascinating text traces the key developments in computation â€“ from 3000 B.C. to the present day â€“ in an easy - to - follow and concise manner. Topics and features: ideal for self - study, offering many pedagogical features such as chapter - opening key topics, chapter introductions and summaries, exercises, and a glossary; presents detailed information on major figures in computing, such as Boole, Babbage, Shannon, Turing, Zuse and Von Neumann; reviews the history of software engineering and of programming languages, including syntax and semantics; discusses the progress of artificial intelligence, with extension to such key disciplines as philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetics; examines the impact on society of the introduction of the personal computer, the World Wide Web, and the development of mobile phone technology; follows the evolution of a number of major technology companies, including IBM, Microsoft and Apple.
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