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A History of the Internet and the Digital Future

by Johnny Ryan

<p><em>A History of the Internet and the Digital Future</em> tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of ...

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Ada's Legacy

Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age

by Robin Hammerman & Andrew L. Russell

<p>Ada’s Legacy illustrates the depth and diversity of writers, thinkers, and makers who have been inspired by Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer. The volume, which commemorates the bicentennial of Ada’s birth in December 1815, ...

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Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age

by Hammerman, Robin

Ada's Legacy illustrates the depth and diversity of writers, thinkers, and makers who have been inspired by Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer. The volume, which commemorates the bicentennial of Ada's birth in December 1815, ...

ISBN: 9781970001495

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Archaeologies of Touch

Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing

by David Parisi

<p><strong>A material history of haptics technology that raises new questions about the relationship between touch and media</strong></p> <p>Since the rise of radio and television, we have lived in an era defined increasingly by the electronic ...

ISBN: 9781452956190

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Breaking Teleprinter Ciphers at Bletchley Park

An edition of I.J. Good, D. Michie and G. Timms: General Report on Tunny with Emphasis on Statistical Methods (1945)

by James A. Reeds, Whitfield Diffie & J. V. Field

<p>This book is an edition of the <em>General Report on Tunny</em> with commentary that clarifies the often difficult language of the GRT and fitting it into a variety of contexts arising out of several separate but intersecting story lines, ...

ISBN: 9781119061618

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Coin-Operated Americans

Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

by Carly A. Kocurek

<DIV><P>Video gaming: it’s a boy’s world, right? That’s what the industry wants us to think. Why and how we came to comply are what Carly A. Kocurek investigates in this provocative consideration of how an industry’s craving for respectability ...

ISBN: 9781452945217

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Creating the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega

by Sir Clive Sinclair

Creating the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega describes how the four founders of Retro Computers came together to create a unique games console: the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega.Sir Clive Sinclair, the world famous inventor, caused a technological ...

ISBN: 9781785382888

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Database of Dreams

The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity

by Rebecca Lemov

<div>Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled. It was the mid-1950s, and social scientists were entranced by the human ...

ISBN: 9780300216646

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Datapoint: The Lost Story of the Texans Who Invented the Personal Computer

by Lamont Wood

<p>Forget Apple and IBM. For that matter forget Silicon Valley.</p> <p>The first personal computer, a self-contained unit with its own programmable processor, display, keyboard, internal memory, telephone interface, and mass storage of data was

ISBN: 9781310862595

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Digital Is Destroying Everything

What the Tech Giants Won't Tell You about How Robots, Big Data, and Algorithms Are Radically Remaking Your Future

by Andrew V. Edwards

<p>Every year, perhaps even every week, there is some new gadget, device, service, or other digital offering intended to make our lives easier, better, more fun, or more instantaneous--making it that much harder to question how anything digital ...

ISBN: 9781442246522

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ENIAC in Action

Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

by Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley & Crispin Rope

<p><strong>The history of the first programmable electronic computer, from its conception, construction, and use to its afterlife as a part of computing folklore.</strong></p> <p>Conceived in 1943, completed in 1945, and decommissioned in 1955,

ISBN: 9780262334433

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Fire in the Valley

The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer

by Michael Swaine & Paul Freiberger

<p>In the 1970s, while their contemporaries were protesting the computer as a tool of dehumanization and oppression, a motley collection of college dropouts, hippies, and electronics fanatics were engaged in something much more subversive. ...

ISBN: 9781680503524

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Friending the Past

The Sense of History in the Digital Age

by Alan Liu

<p>Can today’s society, increasingly captivated by a constant flow of information, share a sense of history? How did our media-making forebears balance the tension between the present and the absent, the individual and the collective, the static

ISBN: 9780226452005

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From Mainframes to Smartphones

by Martin Campbell-Kelly

<p>This compact history traces the computer industry from 1950s mainframes, through establishment of standards beginning in 1965, to personal computing in the 1980s and the Internet’s explosive growth since 1995. Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel

ISBN: 9780674286559

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History of Computer Graphics

Dlr Associates Series

by Dan Ryan

<p>This book reflects the many changes that computer graphics technology has under gone in my working life time. I graduated from a teachers college in 1963. There was not a computer of any kind on campus, imagine my shock when my very first ...

ISBN: 9781456751159

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How the ThinkPad Changed the Worldâ€"and Is Shaping the Future

by Arimasa Naitoh & William Holstein

<p>The ThinkPad notebook computer has been at the center of the digital revolution that has transformed millions of lives around the world, allowing users to obtain access to their documents, pictures and other personal data from virtually ...

ISBN: 9781510725003

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Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything

by Steven Levy

<p>The creation of the Mac in 1984 catapulted America into the digital millennium, captured a fanatic cult audience, and transformed the computer industry into an unprecedented mix of technology, economics, and show business. Now veteran ...

ISBN: 9781301757718

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Learning Web Component Development

by Sandeep Kumar Patel

This book is the perfect reference for any web developer looking for an introduction to the new tools and techniques used to create web components. ...

ISBN: 9781784395568

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Now the Chips Are Down

The BBC Micro

by Alison Gazzard

<p><strong>The story of a pioneering microcomputer: its beginnings as part of a national Computer Literary Project, its innovative hardware, and its creative uses.</strong></p> <p>In 1982, the British Broadcasting Corporation launched its ...

ISBN: 9780262334310

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Passwords

Philology, Security, Authentication

by Brian Lennon

<p>Cryptology, the mathematical and technical science of ciphers and codes, and philology, the humanistic study of natural or human languages, are typically understood as separate domains of activity. But Brian Lennon contends that these two ...

ISBN: 9780674985377

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