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By Gerard O'Regan

This booklet offers an advent into the main subject matters within the heritage of computing in an easy-to-follow and concise demeanour. It covers major components and occasions within the box from the beginnings of computation 3000B.C. via to the current day. good points: deals unique details on significant figures in computing, corresponding to Boole, Babbage, Shannon , Turing and Von Neumann; features a historical past of programming languages, together with syntax and semantics; offers a historical past of software program engineering; Discusses the development of synthetic intelligence, with extension to a few of the major disciplines during this box, comparable to philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetic; examines the historical past of the web revolution, world-wide-web and Dot Com Bubble; exhibits the evolution of a few know-how businesses equivalent to IBM, Motorola and Microsoft. concentrating on the basic components within the computing box, this truly written and broad-ranging textual content will capture the eye and enormously profit laptop technological know-how students.

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