The History of Computers

Another in the Ziff-Davis series of classy computer books introducing the history of computers to non-computer specialists with understandable text and beautifully rendered photos and illustrations. Freed explains the early mechanics of calculators and robotics, the birth of IBM, the role World War II played in technological development, the industrial evolution of computing from IBM to “the two Steves” in their now famous garage, and the advent of the PC which has made computers ubiquitous. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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  1. The Angrez from London
    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very well written and structured book., January 19, 2016
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    This review is from: The History of Computers (Paperback)
    Okay, this book is quite detailed. It is totally worth the money because of the finer details. I’m trying to find a book that I used to learn logic gates, binary, octal decimal, decimal, hexadecimal, in fact ANY BASE system of number that you wish to use (for example, MAC addresses use the base 16 system i.e. hexadecimal… I’m an MD so don’t let me confuse you).

    Logic gates and boolean algebra help you understand a lot more about; they don’t make you nerdier, they make you AWARE.

    However, I digressed slightly, this book is on the history of computers, and is very comprehensive. Of course, with Wikipedia et al, you can simply print out this info, but the “feel” of a book is a different story.

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