A Brief History of Computing by Gerard O'Regan

By Gerard O'Regan

This full of life and interesting textual content strains the most important 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, delivering many pedagogical positive aspects similar to chapter-opening key themes, bankruptcy introductions and summaries, workouts, and a thesaurus; provides specified info on significant figures in computing, akin 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 growth 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 advent of the non-public machine, the realm broad net, and the improvement of cellular phone know-how; follows the evolution of a few significant expertise businesses, together with IBM, Microsoft and Apple.

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