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Computers: An Illustrated History

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Publisher Comments:

Remember your first computer? No doubt it now seems like a relic from the Flintstone era. From automated punch-card calculators to the first personal computers such as the Apple II and Commodore 64, to today's Sony Vaios and PowerBook G4s, the computer has undergone an amazing, rapid evolution in its brief history. Can you believe the computer's first input device was a light pen used to select a symbol on the screen? And that computer keyboards were preceded by teletypewriters? The progress we've witnessed in our lifetimes is mind-boggling. The struggle for the best interface, the greatest design, and the fastest processor have resulted in computers of a size, power, capability and use that were unfathomable only a few decades ago.

Discover the fascinating history of computers, interfaces, and computer design in this illustrated guide that includes pictures of nearly every computer ever made, an informative text describing the computer's evolution up to the present day, and an A–Z index of the most influential computer firms.

Review:

"Now computer scientists obsess over making artificial intelligence do all the stuff it does in the movies. Potential plans for nanotechnology (atom sized robots) transforming the atomic structure of asteroids into God-like super brains are apparently part of a not-so-distant future. If that all sounds just too scary, console yourself with some real-life retro computer chic with Computers: An Illustrated History by Christian Wurster." Dazed & Confused, United Kingdom

Synopsis:

Presents the history of the computer interface - from the perspective of both the computer and the design. The book includes eight sections, written parallel to the history of the computer, which set down the changes and development of the user interface on both the text and picture level.

About the Author

Christian Wurster earned his degree in Media-Sciences at the Technical University in Berlin. He lives and works in Berlin as a freelance art director and designer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822812938
Subtitle:
An Illustrated History
Author:
Wurster, Christian
Publisher:
Taschen
Location:
Kèoln
Subject:
General
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Engineering - Industrial
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Human-computer interaction
Subject:
User Interfaces
Copyright:
Series Volume:
7620
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.24x6.88x1.05 in. 2.23 lbs.

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Product details 480 pages Taschen - English 9783822812938 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Now computer scientists obsess over making artificial intelligence do all the stuff it does in the movies. Potential plans for nanotechnology (atom sized robots) transforming the atomic structure of asteroids into God-like super brains are apparently part of a not-so-distant future. If that all sounds just too scary, console yourself with some real-life retro computer chic with Computers: An Illustrated History by Christian Wurster."
"Synopsis" by , Presents the history of the computer interface - from the perspective of both the computer and the design. The book includes eight sections, written parallel to the history of the computer, which set down the changes and development of the user interface on both the text and picture level.
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