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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Westview Pr
Publication date July 30, 2013
Pages 360
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813345901
ISBN-10 0813345901
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $44.00
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Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM. Wartime needs drove the giant ENIAC, the first fully electronic computer. Later, the PC enabled modes of computing that liberated people from room-sized, mainframe computers.

This third edition provides updated analysis on software and computer networking, including new material on the programming profession, social networking, and mobile computing. It expands its focus on the IT industry with fresh discussion on the rise of Google and Facebook as well as how powerful applications are changing the way we work, consume, learn, and socialize. Computer is an insightful look at the pace of technological advancement and the seamless way computers are integrated into the modern world. Through comprehensive history and accessible writing, Computer is perfect for courses on computer history, technology history, and information and society, as well as a range of courses in the fields of computer science, communications, sociology, and management.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780465029891
 
2 edition from Westview Pr (June 1, 2004)
9780813342658 | details & prices | List price $95.00
About: Blending strong narrative history and a fascinating look at the interface of business and technology, Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the dramatic story of the invention of the computer.
from Basic Books (August 1, 1996)
9780465029891 | details & prices | 342 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $28.00
About: A history of the evolution of the computer traces the contributions of and misconceptions surrounding such figures as William Mauckley, Ada Lovelace, and Jay Forrester
Paperback
Book cover for 9780465029907 Book cover for 9780813342641 Book cover for 9780813345901
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Nathan Ensmenger, Jeffrey R. Yost | 3 edition from Westview Pr (July 30, 2013)
9780813345901 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $44.00
About: Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential.
2 edition from Westview Pr (August 12, 2004)
9780813342641 | details & prices | 325 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Computer: A History of the Information Machine, Second Edition traces the story of the computer, and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential.
Reprint edition from Basic Books (June 11, 1997)
9780465029907 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.00
About: A history of the evolution of the computer traces the contributions of and misconceptions surrounding such figures as William Mauckley, Ada Lovelace, and Jay Forrester
Miscellaneous
2 edition from Westview Pr (April 27, 2009)
9780786729913 | details & prices | 144 pages | List price $43.00

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