Computing: A Concise History

The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
Author(s): Paul E. Ceruzzi
Genre: Science, History
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DD25612
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469003986
Narrator/s: Tim Andres Pabon
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In this concise and accessible account, Paul Ceruzzi guides us through computing history, telling how a Bell Labs mathematician coined the word digital in 1942, recounting the development of the punch card, describing ENIAC, UNIVAC, 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 smart phone. He describes the development of the silicon chip and 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.

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