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Título: The Dream Machine. Exploring the Computer ...
Editorial: BBC Books, London
Año de publicación: 1991
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition
Blue cloth, silver titles H/BK. one small mark top front cover otherwise this is an extremely clean and tight copy with no other defects or inscriptions. The DJ has a matching stain on the inner front cover otherwise is equally clean and whole. N° de ref. de la librería 008521
Sinopsis: Published to tie in with a BBC2 series starting in September 1991, of which Jon Palfreman is the Executive Producer, this book explores the extraordinary rise of a new technology and the remarkable people behind it. It examines the past, present and future of computers - the machines that have dramatically changed the way in which people live, work, learn, make decisions and spend their leisure time. The first computers were massive and expensive machines that did little more than calculate and record census data. Today, on small desktop computers, it is possible to generate complex graphics, diagnose diseases and tap into libraries of information - all at the push of a button. Here, the authors chronicle the remarkable, and sometimes sinister, advances in computer technology. They also relate the human stories behind the machines - the colourful visionaries, brilliant scientists and engineers, industrial pioneers, college drop-outs and corporate malcontents whose entrepreneurial spirit gave the world a machine that holds infinite possibilities.
Biografía del autor:
JON PALFREMAN, PhD, is the KEZI Distinguished Professor of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Oregon. He is an Emmy, Dupont, and Peabody Awardwinning journalist, and the recipient of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. He is a three-time winner of an AAAS Science Journalism Award and a three-time winner of the NASW Science in Society Journalism Award. Palfreman is the author of The Case of the Frozen Addicts and The Dream Machine. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Doron Swade, assistant director and head of collections at the Science Museum in London, is an engineer, historian of technology, and a leading authority on the life and work of Charles Babbage.
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