The Innovation in Computing Companion: A Compendium of Select, Pivotal Inventions

The Innovation in Computing Companion: A Compendium of Select, Pivotal Inventions
By 作者: Gerard O'Regan
ISBN-10 书号: 3030026183
ISBN-13 书号: 9783030026189
Edition 版本: 1st ed. 2018
Release Finelybook 出版日期: 2018-12-08
pages 页数: (324 )

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This encyclopedic reference provides a concise and engaging overview of the groundbreaking inventions and conceptual innovations that have shaped the field of computing, and the technology that runs the modern world. Each alphabetically-ordered entry presents a brief account of a pivotal innovation and the great minds behind it, selected from a wide range of diverse topics.
Topics and features:

Describes the development of Babbage’s computing machines, Leibniz’s binary arithmetic, Boole’s symbolic logic, and Von Neumann architecture
Reviews a range of historical analog and digital computers, significant mainframes and minicomputers, and pioneering home and personal computers
Discusses a selection of programming languages and operating systems, along with key concepts in software engineering and commercial computing
Examines the invention of the transistor, the integrated circuit, and the microprocessor
Relates the history of such developments in personal computing as the mouse, the GUI, Atari video games, and Microsoft Office
Surveys innovations in communications, covering mobile phones, WiFi, the Internet and World Wide Web, e-commerce, smartphones, social media, and GPS
Presents coverage of topics on artificial intelligence, the ATM, digital photography and digital music, robotics, and Wikipedia
Contains self-test quizzes and a helpful glossary
This enjoyable compendium will appeal to the general reader curious about the intellectual milestones that led to the digital age, as well as to the student of computer science seeking a primer on the history of their field.

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