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A History of Modern Computing

From the first digital computer to the dot-com crash - a story of individuals, institutions, and the forces that led to a series of dramatic transformations. This engaging history covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the dot-com crash. 

The author concentrates on five key moments of transition: the transformation of the computer in the late 1940s from a specialised scientific instrument to a commercial product; the emergence of small systems in the late 1960s; the beginning of personal computing in the 1970s; the spread of networking after 1985; and, in a chapter written for the 2nd edition, the period 1995-2001.

Reports on the role played by Lyons and LEO Computers in the development of business computing.

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ISBN13: 978-0262532037
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
Published: 2003

ISBN : 0262532034

Publisher : MIT Press

Author : Paul Ceruzzi

Format : Paperback, 460 pages

-Paul Ceruzzi-

 

 

 

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