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The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software or the story of the Internet or the story of ´´smart´´ handheld devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter. In this concise and accessible account of the invention and development of digital technology, computer historian Paul Ceruzzi offers a broader and more useful perspective. He identifies four major threads that run throughout all of computing´s technological development: digitization - the coding of information, computation, and control in binary form, ones and zeros; the convergence of multiple streams of techniques, devices, and machines, yielding more than the sum of their parts; the steady advance of electronic technology, as characterized famously by ´´Moore´s Law´´; and the human-machine interface. Ceruzzi guides us through computing history, telling how a Bell Labs mathematician coined the word digital in 1942 (to describe a high-speed method of calculating used in antiaircraft devices) and recounting the development of the punch card (for use in the 1890 US Census). He describes the ENIAC, built for scientific and military applications; the UNIVAC, the first general purpose computer; and ARPANET, the Internet´s precursor. Ceruzzi´s account traces the world-changing evolution of the computer from a room-size ensemble of machinery to a ´´minicomputer´´ to a desktop computer to a pocket-sized smartphone. He describes the development of the silicon chip, which could store ever-increasing amounts of data and enabled ever-decreasing device size. He visits that hotbed of innovation, Silicon Valley, and brings the story up to the present with the Internet, the World Wide Web, and social networking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001762/bk_gdan_001762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Multilingualism and History of Knowledge:Vol. I: Buddhism among the Iranian Peoples of Central Asia. 1. Auflage
Educational Experience as Lived: Knowledge, History, Alterity:The Selected Works of William F. Pinar William F. Pinar
What is the History of Knowledge?: Peter Burke
Toward a Social History of Knowledge:Collected Essays Fritz Ringer
History as Knowledge:Ethical Values and Meaning in Encounters with History Niklas Ammert
Social History of Knowledge:From Gutenberg to Diderot Peter Burke
Multilingualism and History of Knowledge, Volume II:Linguistic Developments along the Silkroad: Archaism and Innovation in Tocharian
For the best-selling miscellany market, an NPR librarian´s compendium of fascinating facts on history, science, and the arts.... How much water do the Great Lakes contain? Who were the first and last men killed in the Civil War? How long is a New York minute? What are the lost plays of Shakespeare? What building did Elvis leave last? Get the answers to these and countless other vexing questions in All Facts Considered. Guaranteed to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buff, this treasure trove of ´´who knew?´´ factoids spans a wide range of intriguing subjects. Written by noted NPR librarian Kee Malesky, whom Scott Simon has called the ´´source of all human knowledge´´. Answers questions on history, natural history, science, religion, language, and the arts. Packed with valuable nuggets of information, from the useful to the downright bizarre. The perfect gift for every inquiring mind that wants to know, All Facts Considered will put you at the center of the conversation as you show off your essential store of inessential yet irresistible knowledge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002360/bk_acx0_002360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.