Computer: A History of the Information Machine

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THE SLOAN TECHNOLOGY SERIES


COMPUTER
A HISTORY OF THE
INFORMATION MACHINE

▪ SECOND EDITION ▪

Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray


A Member of the Perseus Books Group

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • The Sloan Technology Series vi
  • Preface to the Sloan Technology Series vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction to the Second Edition xi
  • Introduction to the First Edition xiii
  • Part One - Before the Computer 1
  • 1 - When Computers Were People 3
  • 2 - The Mechanical Office 23
  • 3 - Babbage’s Dream Comes True 45
  • Part Two - Creating the Computer 67
  • 4 - Inventing the Computer 69
  • 5 - The Computer Becomes a Business Machine 93
  • 6 - The Maturing of the Mainframe- The Rise and Fall of Ibm 117
  • Part Three - Innovation and Expansion 139
  • 7 - Real Time- Reaping the Whirlwind 141
  • 8 - Software 163
  • 9 - New Modes of Computing 185
  • Part Four - Getting Personal 205
  • 10 - The Shaping of the Personal Computer 207
  • 11 - Broadening the Appeal 231
  • 12 - From the World Brain to the World Wide Web 255
  • Notes 281
  • Bibliography 301
  • Index 315
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