This concise, easy-to-follow book introduces key topics in the history of computing from 3000 B.C. to the present. Profiles major figures in computing, covers programming, software and hardware and reviews innovations including the internet and worldwide web.
This comprehensive book provides an introduction into the key topics in the history of computing in an easy-to-follow and concise manner. The book covers significant areas and events in the field from the beginnings of computation in 3000B.C. through to the present day.
More than a decade has passed since IBM’s Deep Blue computer stunned the world by defeating world chess champion Garry Kasparov. This volume provides an updated story of the chess engine and its steady improvement.
This book describes and analyzes a project collecting the stories of some 700 people on how computing transformed Swedish society between 1950 and 1980; explores the interaction of computing with broad transformation in economies, cultures, and societies.
Electronic Value Exchange examines the transformation of the VISA electronic payment system from a collection of non-integrated, localized, paper-based bank credit card programs into the cooperative, global, electronic value exchange network it is today.
This text explores how intellectual developments in logic and mathematics were gradually matched by technical solutions in mechanics and electronics and how the resulting machines found application in engineering, science and business.
Written in honor of Sir Tony Hoare's 75th Birthday, this book provides a discussion of the influence of Hoare's work on current research from an international selection of expert contributors. Includes a scientific biography, listing his most influential work.
The 16th-Century intellectual Robert Recorde is chiefly remembered for introducing the equals sign into algebra, yet the greater significance of his work is often overlooked. This book details the man, his achievements and his historical importance.
This book investigates the technologies, the concepts, and the applications of analog computing. The book suggests a new interpretation of the history of analog computing, and argues that analog computing can be thought of as a modeling technology.