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By Gerard O'Regan

This publication offers an advent into the major subject matters within the background of computing in an easy-to-follow and concise demeanour. It covers major components and occasions within the box from the beginnings of computation 3000B.C. via to the current day. positive aspects: bargains distinct details on significant figures in computing, reminiscent of Boole, Babbage, Shannon , Turing and Von Neumann; incorporates a background of programming languages, together with syntax and semantics; offers a background of software program engineering; Discusses the development of synthetic intelligence, with extension to a couple of the foremost disciplines during this box, akin to philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetic; examines the background of the web revolution, world-wide-web and Dot Com Bubble; exhibits the evolution of a few know-how businesses equivalent to IBM, Motorola and Microsoft. targeting the basic parts within the computing box, this in actual fact written and broad-ranging textual content will trap the eye and tremendously profit laptop technology students.

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