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The Computer

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Description for The Computer Paperback. Computers form a vital part of most people's lives. But what is the nature of the computer? How does it work? What will the next generations of computers look like? Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers; the range of their uses, the effects of computers in the workplace, and novel forms such as quantum computers. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 152 pages, 15 black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: UB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 173 x 111 x 8. Weight in Grams: 126.
There is a companion web site asssociated with the book (http://vsicomputer.wordpress.com/). It contains chapter summaries, links to relevant material and posts about items of news relevant to the book's contents. Computers have changed so much since the room-filling, bulky magnetic tape running monsters of the mid 20th century. They now form a vital part of most people's lives. And they are more ubiquitous than might be thought - you may have more than 30 computers in your home: not just the desktop and laptop but think of the television, the fridge, the microwave. But what is the basic nature ... Read more

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Oxford University Press United Kingdom
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Very Short Introductions
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About Darrel Ince
Darrel Ince is Professor of Computing at the Open University and the author of 25 books, four of them with OUP, including Software Engineering and Dictionary of the Internet.

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