STORY OF COMPUTING:


STORY OF COMPUTING:

DERMOT TURING    Book Number: 83613    Product format: HARDBACK

Our lives are run by computers - this, what you are reading right now, was written, edited and formatted on a computer. Artificial intelligence is at the centre of societal advancements and Dermot Turing's guide to technology is the perfect companion to understanding phenomenons from across the years, whether that is decoding (particularly during the Second World War), the concept of binary, or the rise of robots and the day of the drones. From people using an abacus, to heavy machinery sprawling across multiple rooms, Turing recalls how mankind has been problem solving using a variety of tools for centuries - computing long before its electric form. Amongst the technical knowledge, learn the history of computing. Discover how Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, personally contributed to computing to the point where her notes on the translation of Luigi Menabrea's work were both longer than his paper itself, and explained the principles more clearly, or discover the fact that the 'apple' logo with the bite taken out is not a reference to Alan Turing, but a decision Steven Jobs made in order to distinguish it from a cherry. For tech lovers and newbies alike, this is the perfect guide to the world of computers. Nice large clear layout and design. Colour photos, 208pp.
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