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The Resource The computing universe : a journey through a revolution, Tony Hey, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, Gyuri Pápay, IT Innovation Centre, Southampton, U.K

The computing universe : a journey through a revolution, Tony Hey, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, Gyuri Pápay, IT Innovation Centre, Southampton, U.K

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The computing universe : a journey through a revolution
Title
The computing universe
Title remainder
a journey through a revolution
Statement of responsibility
Tony Hey, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, Gyuri Pápay, IT Innovation Centre, Southampton, U.K
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Computers now impact almost every aspect of our lives, from our social interactions to the safety and performance of our cars. How did this happen in such a short time? And this is just the beginning. In this book, Tony Hey and Gyuri Pápay lead us on a journey from the early days of computers in the 1930s to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. Along the way, they explain the ideas behind hardware, software, algorithms, Moore's Law, the birth of the personal computer, the Internet and the Web, the Turing Test, Jeopardy's Watson, World of Warcraft, spyware, Google, Facebook, and quantum computing. This book also introduces the fascinating cast of dreamers and inventors who brought these great technological developments into every corner of the modern world. This exciting and accessible introduction will open up the universe of computing to anyone who has ever wondered where his or her smartphone came from"--
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Hey, Anthony J. G
Dewey number
004.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.17
LC item number
.H49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pápay, Gyuri
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Computer science
Label
The computing universe : a journey through a revolution, Tony Hey, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, Gyuri Pápay, IT Innovation Centre, Southampton, U.K
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http://assets.cambridge.org/97805217/66456/cover/9780521766456.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-379) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings of a revolution -- The hardware -- The software is in the holes -- Programming languages and software engineering -- Algorithmics -- Mr. Turing's amazing machines -- Moore's law and the silicon revolution -- Computing gets personal -- Computer games -- Licklider's intergalactic computer network -- Weaving the World Wide Web -- The dark side of the Web -- Artificial intelligence and neural networks -- Machine learning and natural-language processing -- The end of Moore's law -- The third age of computing -- Computers and science fiction: an essay -- Epilogue : From Turing's padlocked mug to the present day -- Appendix 1. Length scales -- Appendix 2. Computer science research and the information technology industry
Control code
ocn885313543
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780521150187
Lccn
2014030815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o885313543
  • (OCoLC)885313543
Label
The computing universe : a journey through a revolution, Tony Hey, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, Gyuri Pápay, IT Innovation Centre, Southampton, U.K
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805217/66456/cover/9780521766456.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-379) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings of a revolution -- The hardware -- The software is in the holes -- Programming languages and software engineering -- Algorithmics -- Mr. Turing's amazing machines -- Moore's law and the silicon revolution -- Computing gets personal -- Computer games -- Licklider's intergalactic computer network -- Weaving the World Wide Web -- The dark side of the Web -- Artificial intelligence and neural networks -- Machine learning and natural-language processing -- The end of Moore's law -- The third age of computing -- Computers and science fiction: an essay -- Epilogue : From Turing's padlocked mug to the present day -- Appendix 1. Length scales -- Appendix 2. Computer science research and the information technology industry
Control code
ocn885313543
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780521150187
Lccn
2014030815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o885313543
  • (OCoLC)885313543

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