A Brief History of Computing

A Brief History of Computing

Gerard O Regan


This full of life and engaging textual content lines the foremost advancements in computation – from 3000 B.C. to the current day – in an easy-to-follow and concise demeanour. themes and contours: excellent for self-study, providing many pedagogical beneficial properties reminiscent of chapter-opening key themes, bankruptcy introductions and summaries, workouts, and a thesaurus; provides targeted details on significant figures in computing, comparable to Boole, Babbage, Shannon, Turing, Zuse and Von Neumann; experiences the background of software program engineering and of programming languages, together with syntax and semantics; discusses the development of man-made intelligence, with extension to such key disciplines as philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetics; examines the impression on society of the creation of the private desktop, the area broad internet, and the improvement of cell phone expertise; follows the evolution of a couple of significant know-how businesses, together with IBM, Microsoft and Apple.

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