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A History of Modern Computing


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Paul E Ceruzzi explores the mostly unmapped history of computing since 1945. Readers seeking to undestand a half century of turbulent and complex history will find him an informed and thoughtful guide. A path breaking book. -- Thomas P. Hughes, author of Rescuing Prometheus and American Genesis Paul E Ceruzzi is America's finest historian of computing, and his masterful retelling of the past fifty years of these machines is an instant classic. A distinguished scholar with a poet's sense of deeper questions, Ceruzzi has given us a balanced, comprehensive, clear and incisive account of the digital computer from its origins in Worl War II to its place in the World Wide Web of the 1900s. Brilliantly, he elevates the computer beyond the arcane world of gadgetry and places it squarely in the center of American life, which is where it belongs. -- G. Pascal Zachary, author of Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century

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Paul E. Ceruzzi is Curator of Aerospace Electronics and Computing at the National Air and Space Museum.


"Paul E. Ceruzzi has written an authoritative guide that will stand as a landmark." - David Howell, Personal Computer World "Ceruzzi rarely fails to grasp the essence of the hundreds of developments he includes in his narrative." - David K. Allison, Public Historian "The story is engrossing and clearly told." - Science Technology and Society

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