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6 edition of The History of the Personal Computer found in the catalog.

The History of the Personal Computer

by Josepha Sherman

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Franklin Watts .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Computers - General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Computers,
  • History,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Microcomputers,
  • Children: Grades 4-6

  • Edition Notes

    Watts Library

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9836372M
    ISBN 100531162133
    ISBN 109780531162132
    OCLC/WorldCa49991373

      Walking through computer history with Apple cofounder Woz at the Computer History Museum - Duration: Infinite Retina: Spatial Computing Strat views “The dazzling capabilities of modern personal computers are based upon the work and experiences gained from many years of use of mainframe computers.” This statement is the theme of this book. The book is a slice through the history of those mainframe machines as experienced by the author.

    The replica is currently on display at the Computer History Museum. the LGP was a “bargain” at less than $50, and an early example of a ‘personal computer,’ that is, a computer made for a single user. It is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest selling single computer of all time. Explore thousands of computer books for beginners and technology pros alike at Barnes & Noble®. Browse computer and technology books by subject, including computer programming, applications & software, operating systems, database management, and more. This book is a history of the future. It shows how our contemporary understanding of the.

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The History of the Personal Computer by Josepha Sherman Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is an exciting history of the personal computer revolution. Early personal computing, the "first" personal computer, invention of the micrprocessor at Intel and the first microcomputer are detailed. It also traces the evolution of the personal computer from the software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the by: This book is an exciting history of the personal computer revolution.

Early personal computing, the "first" personal computer, invention of the micrprocessor at Intel and the first microcomputer are detailed. It also traces the evolution of the personal computer from the software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the Internet.

This is the only book that provides such comprehensive /5(6). This book is an exciting history of the personal computer revolution. Early personal computing, the "first" personal computer, invention of the microprocessor at Intel and the first microcomputer are detailed.

It also traces the evolution of the personal computer from the hardware and software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the. Aimed at a primary school reader, Sherman offers a quick history of computing, with emphasis on the personal computer.

Since the latter is likely what the reader is best acquainted with. For the reader, Sherman tries to convey how vastly and rapidly computers have improved.

Something that the reader is probably too young to appreciate.2/5(2). Invention of the PC: The Computer Age The earliest electronic computers were not “personal” in any way: They were enormous and hugely expensive, and they required a team of engineers and other.

This book is an exciting history of the personal computer revolution. Early personal computing, the "first" personal computer, invention of the micrprocessor at Intel and the first microcomputer are detailed.

It also traces the evolution of the personal computer from the software hacker, to its use as a consumer appliance on the Internet/5. Computer: A History of the Information Machine is a history of computing written by Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray first published in It follows the history of "information machines" from Charles Babbage's difference engine through Herman Hollerith's tabulating machines to the invention of the modern electronic digital computer.

A revised 2nd edition published in included Author: Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray. Computer history. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy is a great book that profiles all the great people in the history of computers who found ways to solve computer problems.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner and Mathew Lyon is the story of the origins of the Internet. Biographies. The Appearance of Personal Computers. Initially, microprocessors were used in a variety of specialized devices, such as calculators.

But inseveral companies announced the formation of a microprocessor-based Intel PC, the device that performs the same function as large computer, but it was designed for a single user. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Once upon a time, the land of Silicon was ruled by a mighty blue giant.

Many valiant knights had challenged Big Blue in the early years, among them Honeywell, Control Data, Univac, NCR, Burroughs, General Electric and RCA. Most of the challengers paid dearly for their folly. Historians talk about Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but this was no /5(54).

computer, device capable of performing a series of arithmetic or logical operations. A computer is distinguished from a calculating machine, such as an electronic calculator, by being able to store a computer program (so that it can repeat its operations and make logical decisions), by the number and complexity of the operations it can perform, and by its ability to process, store, and.

Internet Archive BookReader A History of the Personal Computer. Stan was a pioneer in the realm of personal computers; he was also a retail pioneer to us, the consumer. He opened the first microcomputer store on the east coast, which was only the second one in the world.

In his book, he recollects about the machines he sold and the. xiv A History of the Personal Computer Acknowledgements My thanks to Geoffrey R. Pendrill for his partial review of the manuscript and his valued suggestions.

Photographs on the book cover are courtesy of: Apple Computer, Inc., Compaq Computer Corporation, Intel Corporation and International Business Machines Size: KB.

I have serious reservations about historians writing about computers, so do many science and engineering colleagues (I have attended SHOT meetings).

I seriously doubt that a single book can do justice. Historians are a peculiar breed. I think the. The personal computer moved into the world of business when Dan Bricklin created a spreadsheet program. His program – called VisiCalc – was designed for the Apple II.

It went on sale in and within 4 years it had soldcopies at $ a time. IBM launched its own personal computer in Your genealogy software can make your family history book easier to put together. Enter or import your family data into programs such as the ones listed here, and get automated help creating your book or other project.

• Family Historian 5: Create charts, family websites, family tree CDs and DVDs. Early History of the Personal Computer. In Intel was commissioned by a Japanese calculator company to produce an integrated circuit, a computer chip, for its line of calculators.

Ted Hoff who was given the assignment was troubled by the fact that if he utilized standard methods of design the Japanese calculators would be just about as. While Turing’s computer was an abstract concept, it was a German engineer named Konrad Zuse who would go on to build the world’s first programmable computer.

His first attempt at developing an electronic computer, the Z1, was a binary-driven calculator that read instructions from punched millimeter film.

The personal computer has come a long way. Take a look at this brief history of the personal computer to see how it's changed through the decades.

Title:: A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology: Author:: Allan, Roy A., Link: PDF files at : Stable link here.History of the PC to Modern & Computer Parts. This question is simple and should be answered correctly by everyone.

Please list or explain something you have learned so far in this class/5.The Questions of the History of Technology The state of the literature in history of computing emerges perhaps more clearly by comparison(and by contrast) with what is currently appearing in the history of technology in general and with the questions that have occupied historians of technology over the past decade or so.

Those questions.