9781454926214

The Computer Book From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9781454926214

  • ISBN10:

    145492621X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-11-06
  • Publisher: Sterling

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Part of Sterling’s extremely popular Milestones series, this illustrated exploration of computer science ranges from the ancient abacus to superintelligence and social media.
 
With 250 illustrated landmark inventions, publications, and events—encompassing everything from ancient record-keeping devices to the latest computing technologies—this highly topical addition to the Sterling Milestones series takes a chronological journey through the history and future of computer science. Two expert authors, with decades’ of experience working in computer research and innovation, explore topics including the Sumerian abacus, the first spam message, Morse code, cryptography, early computers, Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics, UNIX and early programming languages, movies, video games, mainframes, minis and micros, hacking, virtual reality, and more.

Author Biography

Simson L. Garfinkel is the Senior Computer Scientist for Confidentiality and Disclosure Avoidance at the US Census Bureau. He holds seven patents and has published dozens of articles on computer security and digital forensics. He is an ACM Fellow, award-winning journalist, and author or coauthor of 15 other books, mostly on computing.
 
Rachel H. Grunspan has worn many hats in her almost 20 years at the US Central Intelligence Agency including cyber-threat analyst, game and simulation designer, and a leader in the world of digital innovation. She currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for CIA’s Digital Futures unit.

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