The Universal History of Computing

The Universal History of Computing In this brilliant follow up to his landmark international bestseller, The Universal History of Numbers, Georges Ifrah traces the development of computing from the invention of the abacus to the creation of the binary system three centuries ago to the incredible conceptual, scientific, and technical achievements that made the first modern computers possible Ifrah takes us along as he visits mathematicians, visionaries, philosophers, and scholars from every corner of the world and every period of history We learn about the births of the pocket calculator, the adding machine, the cash register, and even automata We find out how the origins of the computer can be found in the European Renaissance, along with how World War II influenced the development of analytical calculation And we explore such hot topics as numerical codes and the recent discovery of new kinds of number systems, such as surreal numbers.Adventurous and enthralling, The Universal History of Computing is an astonishing achievement that not only unravels the epic tale of computing, but also tells the compelling story of human intelligence and how much further we still have to go. Best Read [ The Universal History of Computing ] By [ Georges Ifrah ] –

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Universal History of Computing
  • Georges Ifrah
  • English
  • 19 October 2018
  • 0471441473

10 thoughts on “The Universal History of Computing

  1. Rod Van Meter says:

    The original in French might be good, but the English translation seems like they simply published the translator s first draft References point to a different organization of the material entirely translator s notes appear in the middle of the text and duplicate what...

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  3. Aaron says:

    This book is translated from Ifrah s original French to English by E.F Harding The translation is excellent, very readable, with many additional translator s notes inserted to provide useful or interesting background information Ifrah does an excellent job covering the hisorical record of computing, starting with an excellent overview on the history of...

  4. Larry says:

    Not a book for the speed reader Herman Meville wrote Moby Dick as the encyclopedia of whaling and George Ifrah has writtn this work as the encyclopedia of computing Starting with systems of counting in prehistory he takes an interested reader through a syse...

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