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Datapoint: The Lost Story of the Texans Who Invented the Personal Computer by Lamont Wood
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 95,350. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015 by George Gluchowski. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
Forget Gates or Job. Forget Apple and IBM. For that matter forget Silicon Valley. The first personal computer, a self-contained unit with its own programmable processor, display, keyboard, internal memory, telephone interface, and mass storage of data was born in San Antonio TX.
Sheryl Sandberg: From Bossy to Boss by David Schardt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
This is the story of how a "bossy" little girl from North Miami named Sheryl Sandberg became one of the world's most successful and influential women by helping Google and Facebook become two of the planet's largest, most valuable companies. At Facebook, she helps run the largest network of humans in history.
Marc Andreessen: The Young Man Who Opened the Web to Everyone by David Schardt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
This is the story of how Marc Andreessen, a college student from Illinois, led the development of the killer App of all time, the first successful Internet browser that let anyone easily access the World Wide Web. After Andreessen, the Internet exploded with websites and our planet was never the same again.
The Dead Media Handbook by Tom Whitwell
Price: Free! Words: 216,000. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » History of things
From Pigeon Post to Magic Lanterns to the Talking View-Master, this book is a compendium of dead and forgotten media formats.
Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA by Sam Pettus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 166,800. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
Starting with its humble beginnings in the 1950's and ending with its swan-song, the Dreamcast, in the early 2000’s, this is the complete history of Sega as a console maker.
Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution by Theresa Welsh
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 142,330. Language: American English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
In 1977, Radio Shack introduced TRS-80, the first off-the-shelf microcomputer, for $600. David Welsh, a hobbyists-turned-programmer, created a word processor for it and sold it worldwide to eager fans. David and his wife Theresa became part of the leading edge of the software business. With 122 illustrations, read their story and stories of other software pioneers.
Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything by Steven Levy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,610. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 and represented by SterlingLordLit. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
The creation of the Mac in 1984 catapulted America into the digital millennium, captured a fanatic cult audience, and transformed the computer industry into an unprecedented mix of technology, economics, and show business. Now veteran technology writer and Newsweek senior editor Steven Levy zooms in on the great machine and the fortunes of the unique company responsible for its evolution.
Multiflow Computer: A Start-up Odyssey by Elizabeth Fisher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,140. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
This story of a computer start-up is centered on Josh Fisher's creation of VLIW architecture and his dream of revolutionizing scientific computing-and his family's living with the excitement as the company emerges as a rising star, then crashes. It is also the story of the group of young scientists who built the computer with joy and esprit de corps-a remarkable adventure for everyone involved.
Vom Buch zum Byte - Kurze Geschichte des E-Books by Ansgar Warner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,930. Language: German. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
Die E-Books sind unter uns - und diesmal sind sie gekommen, um zu bleiben. Dank E-Reader, Smartphone und Tablet ist der Traum von der universalen Bibliothek zum Greifen nah: Jedes Buch zu jeder Zeit an jedem Ort. In “Vom Buch zum Byte” erzählt Webjournalist & E-Book-News-Herausgeber Ansgar Warner die spannende Geschichte der elektronischen Bücher – von den Anfängen bis in die Gegenwart.
Reanimation of computer programs by francois meijer
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer literacy, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer literacy
This book is about making past programmers software available. To use these past efforts a computer program had to be developed. This program is referred to as BASTRAN: BASic TRANsformer. Attention is paid to the history of the programming language "BASIC". Different versions are discussed, also those used on a desktop computer to develop applications for hand-held devices.
A History of Spam: The True Origins of the Stuff In Your Junk by GadChick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
Viagra for cheap! Your long lost Nigerian friend who wants to make you a millionaire! Refinance your house! Seriously! What is up with all that junk?! Have you ever looked at your junk mail and wondered, “where does it all come from?” And how on Earth did they get your email? And who on Earth actually believes any of it?
Apple vs. Microsoft: The Innovation, The Power, The Epic Nerd Catfight! by BookCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
You can't make billions of dollars without crushing a few people along the way. The origin stories of Apple and Microsoft read at times like a Spanish telenovela--revenge and greed are key plots. For twenty plus years it was a battle between two geniuses--Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. For them, it wasn't about money--it was about innovation and changing the future as we know it.
Two Centuries of Telecommunications in My Lifetime by Bill Rosoman
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
Two Centuries of Telecommunications in My Lifetime, is the summary of all the telecommunication changes in my short 64 year life, it is amazing how far we have come in the last 50 odd years. Keywords Telecommunication, Phones, Smart Phones, Telex