Computing Books published by Penguin BooksThe following is a list of Computing Books published by Penguin Books in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.
There are 9 Computing Books published by Penguin Books in our collection :
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Publisher: Penguin Books
by Leon Bagrit
Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches
Leon Bagrit was generally recognised as being extraordinarily prescient in his thinking. For instance, in this book 'The Age of Automation' he predicted:
‘It is now possible to envisage personal computers, small enough to be taken around in one’s car, or even one’s pocket. They could be plugged into a national computer grid, to provide individual enquirers with almost unlimited information.’
‘Perhaps the most far-reaching use of the new generation of computers will be in the retention and communication of information of all sorts within a national, possibly a world-wide, information system.
‘In many industrial and commercial applications we are moving steadily away from large, centralized computers towards much simpler decentralized units, systems of small, cheap, special-purpose units, rather like building bricks.
‘Car drivers could be told immediately about traffic hold-ups and road works and given alternative routes….’
Our copy of this book was kindly donated by Richard Herbert of the Herbert Group in Haverhill, Suffolk. Leon Bagrit workerd for Herberts for many years and was responible for two of the company's patents
by Clive Willamson
(The Penguin Personal Computer Collection)
Published November 1, 1984 by Penguin Books .
Soft-back Number of pages 208
Open Library OL10096019M
ISBN 10 0140078126
ISBN 13 9780140078121
Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition and Still Can't Get a Date
by Robert X. Cringely
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm
Robert X. Cringely manages to capture the contradictions and everyday insanity of computer industry empire building, while at the same time chipping away sardonically at the PR campaigns that have built up some very common business people into the household gods of geekdom. Despite some chuckles at the expense of all things nerdy, white and male in the computer industry, Cringely somehow manages to balance the humour with a genuine appreciation of both the technical and strategic accomplishments of these industry luminaries. Whether you're a hard-boiled Silicon Valley marketing exec fishing for an IPO or just a plain old reader with an interest in business history and anecdotal storytelling, there's something to enjoy here.
In his new conclusion, Cringely looks at the likely near-future of the PC industry, arguing that most of the major companies are facing a need to dramatically reformulate their mission in the light of engineering developments already in the works. He offers a new paradigm for the development of the industry as it moves from its early "start up" phase into a more mature, more competitive era. --Jake Bond
This work looks at the business of computing in the US, as computer science, as a business, and as a collection of extraordinary and eccentric characters. After automobiles, energy production, and illegal drugs, personal computers are one of the largest manufacturing industries in the world, and one of the great success stories for American business. This book is linked to a Channel 4 television series entitled "The Triumph of the Nerds".
The Penguin personal computer collection
by Steven Jedowski
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Penguin (August 30, 1984)
Publisher: Penguin Books
This pop-up book explores various aspects of the personal computer as it was in 1984.
From the blurb:
'This sensational new book teaches you everything you need to know in a fun-filled three dimensional tour through the personal computer. Open the book and a computer pops out of the page to guide you through the inner workings, from input to output...By the end of your guided tour, you'll literally know the computer inside out.'