A New History of Modern Computing


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Becoming Universal: Introducing A New History of Computing
1. Inventing the Computer
2. The Computer Becomes a Scientific Supertool
3. The Computer Becomes a Data Processing Device
4. The Computer Becomes a Real-Time Control System
5. The Computer Becomes an Interactive Tool
6. The Computer Becomes a Communications Platform
7. The Computer Becomes a Personal Plaything
8. The Computer Becomes Office Equipment
9. The Computer Becomes a Graphical Tool
10. The PC Becomes a Minicomputer
11. The Computer Becomes a Universal Media Device
12. The Computer Becomes a Publishing Platform
13. The Computer Becomes a Network
14. The Computer is Everywhere and Nowhere
15. Epilogue: A Tesla in the Valley

About the Author

Thomas Haigh is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Comenius Visiting Professor at the University of Siegen, and the coauthor of ENIAC in Action- Making and Remaking the Modern Computer (MIT Press). Paul E. Ceruzzi is Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the author of Internet Alley- High Technology in Tysons Corner,1945-2005, Computing- A Concise History (both published by the MIT Press), and other books.

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