The Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science
ISBN: 145492621X
EAN13: 9781454926214
Language: English
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover
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The Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science

Book Overview
Part of Sterling's extremely popular Milestones series, this illustrated exploration of computer science ranges from the ancient abacus to superintelligence and social media. With 250 illustrated landmark inventions, publications, and events--encompassing everything from ancient record-keeping devices to the latest computing technologies--this highly topical addition to the Sterling Milestones series takes a chronological journey through the history and future of computer science. Two expert authors, with decades' of experience working in computer research and innovation, explore topics including the Sumerian abacus, the first spam message, Morse code, cryptography, early computers, Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics, UNIX and early programming languages, movies, video games, mainframes, minis and micros, hacking, virtual reality, and more.