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The Computer

A History

By (author) Mark Frauenfelder
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 17th Oct 2005
Dimensions: w 286mm h 220mm
ISBN-10: 1844424596
ISBN-13: 9781844424597
Barcode No: 9781844424597
Synopsis
The Computer traces the evolution of this vital machine from its earliest roots through its exciting application in code-breaking during the Second World War, and from its initial use in the workplace and home to its current status as a totally indispensable part of twenty-first century life. Along the way the author examines some colourful moments in the computer's development, from the key battle between Apple and IBM in the 1980s, to the use of computers in film and television such as the 1950s film The Forbidden Planet. The speed at which computer technology is progressing is staggering, and the final chapter looks forward to a time when computers will be on our wrists, in our cars - and possibly in our bodies.

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