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By Gerard O'Regan

This e-book presents an creation into the foremost subject matters within the background 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. positive factors: bargains targeted details on significant figures in computing, similar to Boole, Babbage, Shannon , Turing and Von Neumann; features a background of programming languages, together with syntax and semantics; offers a heritage of software program engineering; Discusses the growth of synthetic intelligence, with extension to a few of the foremost disciplines during this box, akin to philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetic; examines the heritage of the net revolution, world-wide-web and Dot Com Bubble; exhibits the evolution of a few know-how businesses resembling IBM, Motorola and Microsoft. concentrating on the basic components within the computing box, this sincerely written and broad-ranging textual content will seize the eye and drastically gain machine technology students.

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