A Brief History of Computing by Gerard O'Regan PDF

By Gerard O'Regan

This energetic and interesting textual content lines the main advancements in computation – from 3000 B.C. to the current day – in an easy-to-follow and concise demeanour. issues and lines: excellent for self-study, providing many pedagogical good points resembling chapter-opening key subject matters, bankruptcy introductions and summaries, routines, and a word list; offers unique info on significant figures in computing, reminiscent of Boole, Babbage, Shannon, Turing, Zuse and Von Neumann; reports the background of software program engineering and of programming languages, together with syntax and semantics; discusses the growth of man-made intelligence, with extension to such key disciplines as philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetics; examines the influence on society of the advent of the non-public laptop, the realm broad internet, and the improvement of cellphone expertise; follows the evolution of a few significant expertise businesses, together with IBM, Microsoft and Apple.

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