Books tagged: computer history

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Charles Babbage from the Beginning
Price: $3.83 USD. Words: 32,730. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
This is a three part story. Firstly Charles Babbage's ancestors through the ages, secondly, his own history - his life as a child and a teenager (and also his family life and his relationship with the remarkable Ada Bryon), and thirdly what inspired him to want to build a computer and his life as an inventor.
Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 142,330. Language: American English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
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.
Multiflow Computer: A Start-up Odyssey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,140. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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.
Conversational Geek (in 7 days!)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,460. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Internet
Conversational Geek is a fun and easy to read journey through all the main aspects of a tech geeks life from computers to the Internet to entertainment with the goal being to teach non-geeks the terminology, technology and history that makes a geek's conversation so difficult to understand at times. The perfect book for geeks and non-geeks alike!