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Hey, Tony, author.
Title
The Computing Universe [electronic resource] / Hey, Tony.
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Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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Phys. Description1 online resource (424 pages)
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SummaryComputers 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 Pápay 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.
ReproductionElectronic reproduction. Boston, MA : Safari, Available via World Wide Web. 2014.
System DetMode of access: World Wide Web.
NoteCopyright © 2014 Cambridge University Press 2014
Issued ByMade available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
NoteOnline resource; Title from title page (viewed October 31, 2014)
GenreElectronic books. local
Alt AuthorPápay, Gyuri, author.
Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
ISBN9781316119938
9780521766456
Isbn/Issn9781316119938
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