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A Brief History of Computing by Gerard O'Regan

By Gerard O'Regan

This e-book presents an advent into the main subject matters within the historical past of computing in an easy-to-follow and concise demeanour. It covers major parts and occasions within the box from the beginnings of computation 3000B.C. via to the current day. beneficial properties: bargains precise details on significant figures in computing, reminiscent of Boole, Babbage, Shannon , Turing and Von Neumann; features a heritage of programming languages, together with syntax and semantics; offers a heritage of software program engineering; Discusses the growth of man-made intelligence, with extension to a few of the most important disciplines during this box, equivalent to philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetic; examines the background of the web revolution, world-wide-web and Dot Com Bubble; indicates the evolution of a couple of expertise businesses resembling IBM, Motorola and Microsoft. concentrating on the basic parts within the computing box, this basically written and broad-ranging textual content will seize the eye and vastly profit desktop technological know-how students.

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