Cover art for The Computer Book
Published
Sterling, November 2018
ISBN
9781454926214
Format
Hardcover, 528 pages
Dimensions
21.4cm × 18.6cm

The Computer Book From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science

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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.

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