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The Computing Universe

A Journey through a Revolution

The Computing Universe Image

Book details:

Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Category: Cambridge University
Author:
Edition:1
ISBN-10:0521150183
ISBN-13:9780521150187
Pages:424
Published:
Posted:Jun 30 2016
Language:English
Book format:PDF
Book size:29.1 MB

Book Description:

Computers now impact almost every aspect of our lives, from our social interactions to the safety and performance of our cars. How did this happen in such a short time? And this is just the beginning. . . . In this book, Tony Hey and Gyuri Ppay lead us on a journey from the early days of computers in the 1930s to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. Along the way, they explain the ideas behind hardware, software, algorithms, Moore's Law, the birth of the personal computer, the Internet and the Web, the Turing Test, Jeopardy's Watson, World of Warcraft, spyware, Google, Facebook, and quantum computing. This book also introduces the fascinating cast of dreamers and inventors who brought these great technological developments into every corner of the modern world. This exciting and accessible introduction will open up the universe of computing to anyone who has ever wondered where his or her smartphone came from.

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