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Computer Comes of Age: The People, the Hardware and the Software (MIT Press series in the history of computing) Hardcover – January 1, 1984

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"There are remarkably few books on the recent history of computing.... The strength of this book lies in its comprehensive coverage of the myriad of technical developments leading up to what was, in effect, the modern main-frame computer. Almost all the most interesting computers of the period are described.... No one has yet done any better, or anywhere near as well in tackling the subject." Nature



"There are remarkably few books on the recent history of computing.... The strength of this book lies in its comprehensive coverage of the myriad of technical developments leading up to what was, in effect, the modern main-frame computer. Almost all the most interesting computers of the period are described.... No one has yet done any better, or anywhere near as well in tackling the subject." Nature

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Product Details

  • Series: MIT Press series in the history of computing
  • Hardcover: 225 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press (January 1, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262131943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262131940
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,376,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book identifies the correct terms for computing history phases, and also shows the history for early computing well. A good read written by an IBM director in France.
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