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The Computer: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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What is the basic nature of the modern computer? How does it work? How has it been possible to squeeze so much power into increasingly smaller machines? What will the next generations of computers look like? In this Very Short Introduction, Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers, the changes in hardware and software that allowed computers to become so small and commonplace, the challenges produced by the computer revolution--especially whole new modes of cybercrime and security issues, the Internet and the advent of "cloud computing," and the promise of whole new horizons opening up with quantum computing and computing using DNA.

About the Author

Darrel Ince is Professor of Computing at the Open University and the author of 25 books, including Software Engineering and Dictionary of the Internet.

Table of Contents

1. The naked computer

2. The small computer

3. The ubiquitous computer

4. The global computer

5. The insecure computer

6. The disruptive computer

7. The cloud computer

8. The next computer

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199586592
Author:
Ince, Darrel
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Computer science -- History.
Subject:
Computers Reference-History and Society
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w illus.
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.7 x 0.4 in 0.281 lb

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