Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
by Alan Freedman
Publisher: computerlanguage.com 2013
Number of pages: 1124
This desktop encyclopedia contains more than 10,000 terms, which are explained accurately and lucidly. There 800 illustrations that are used to show devices and clarify concepts. The expansive, 'encyclopedic' format of the book makes it possible to explain concepts and historical background at whatever length is necessary, as opposed to abbreviated and dictionary definitions.
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- National Academies Press
There has always been access to more information than humans can handle, but the difference now lies in the ubiquity of the Internet, and the incredible speed with which anyone with a computer participates in seemingly infinite information exchange.
by Roy A. Allan - Allan Publishing
A history of the personal computer revolution. Early personal computing, the 'first' personal computer, invention of the microprocessor and the first microcomputer are detailed. It also traces the evolution from the software hacker to the Internet.
Today's world runs on computers. Just about every aspect of modern life involves a computer in some way or another. This book will supplement course materials for an undergraduate college credit course in Computer Information Systems.
by Cory Doctorow - Tachyon Publications
Discover how America chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why Facebook is taking a faceplant, how the Internet is just a giant Xerox machine, why Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and how to enjoy free e-books.