Gerard O'Regan's A Brief History of Computing PDF

By Gerard O'Regan

This full of life and engaging textual content strains the foremost advancements in computation – from 3000 B.C. to the current day – in an easy-to-follow and concise demeanour. subject matters and lines: perfect for self-study, providing many pedagogical positive factors akin to chapter-opening key issues, bankruptcy introductions and summaries, workouts, and a thesaurus; offers exact info on significant figures in computing, resembling Boole, Babbage, Shannon, Turing, Zuse and Von Neumann; studies the historical past 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 effect on society of the advent of the non-public laptop, the realm large net, and the improvement of cellular phone expertise; follows the evolution of a few significant expertise businesses, together with IBM, Microsoft and Apple.

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