A History of Modern Computing, 2/e

Paul E. Ceruzzi

  • 出版商: MIT
  • 出版日期: 2003-04-08
  • 售價: $1,660
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 460
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0262532034
  • ISBN-13: 9780262532037
  • 相關分類: Computer-ScienceInformation-management
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This engaging history covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the dot-com crash. The author concentrates on five key moments of transition: the transformation of the computer in the late 1940s from a specialized scientific instrument to a commercial product; the emergence of small systems in the late 1960s; the beginning of personal computing in the 1970s; the spread of networking after 1985; and, in a chapter written for this edition, the period 1995-2001. The new material focuses on the Microsoft antitrust suit, the rise and fall of the dot-coms, and the advent of open source software, particularly Linux.

Within the chronological narrative, the book traces several overlapping threads: the evolution of the computer's internal design; the effect of economic trends and the Cold War; the long-term role of IBM as a player and as a target for upstart entrepreneurs; the growth of software from a hidden element to a major character in the story of computing; and the recurring issue of the place of information and computing in a democratic society. The focus is on the United States (though Europe and Japan enter the story at crucial points), on computing per se rather than on applications such as artificial intelligence, and on systems that were sold commercially and installed in quantities.

Paul E. Ceruzzi is Curator of Aerospace Electronics and Computing at the National Air and Space Museum.

 

Table of Contents:

 

Dedication v
 
  Preface to the Second Edition ix
 
  Acknowledgments xiii
 
  Introduction: Defining "Computer" 1
 
1 The Advent of Commercial Computing, 1945-1956 13
 
2 Computing Comes of Age, 1956-1964 47
 
3 The Early History of Software, 1952-1968 79
 
4 From Mainframe to Minicomputer, 1959-1969 109
 
5 The "Go-Go" Years and the System/360, 1961-1975 143
 
6 The Chip and Its Impact, 1965-1975 177
 
7 The Personal Computer, 1972-1977 207
 
8 Augmenting Human Intellect, 1975-1985 243
 
9 Workstations, UNIX, and the Net, 1981-1995 281
 
10 "Internet Time," 1995-2001 307
 
  Conclusion: The Digitization of the World Picture 345
 
  Notes 351
 
  Bibliography 415
 
  Index 431

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這本引人入勝的歷史書涵蓋了從第一台電子數位計算機的開發到互聯網泡沫破裂的現代計算機發展。作者專注於五個關鍵的轉折時刻:從20世紀40年代末期計算機從專門的科學儀器轉變為商業產品;20世紀60年代末期小型系統的出現;20世紀70年代個人計算機的興起;1985年後網絡的普及;以及在這個版本中新增的1995年至2001年時期。新的內容聚焦於微軟反壟斷訴訟、互聯網泡沫的興衰以及開源軟件(尤其是Linux)的出現。

在時間軸上,本書追蹤了幾個交織的主題:計算機內部設計的演變;經濟趨勢和冷戰的影響;IBM作為一個參與者和初創企業的目標的長期角色;軟件從隱藏元素到計算機故事中的重要角色的增長;以及信息和計算在民主社會中的地位問題。重點放在美國(雖然歐洲和日本在關鍵時刻也有涉及),專注於計算機本身而不是人工智能等應用,以及商業銷售和大量安裝的系統。

Paul E. Ceruzzi是國家航空航天博物館航空電子和計算部的館長。

目錄:
致謝
前言(第二版)
序言
引言:定義“計算機”
第一章:商業計算機的出現,1945-1956
第二章:計算機的成熟,1956-1964