Digital Revolutionaries: The Men and Women Who Brought Computing to Life

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Roaring Brook Press, Sep 29, 2009 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 176 pages

In the beginning, there was the computer. And it was big. As big as a room. Sometimes as big as a house. Early computers required teams of white-coated scientists to keep them running, yet one of those giant behemoths could not match the computing power of a single microchip today. From the first massive computers to today's nanotechnology, DIGITAL REVOLUTIONARIES offers a guided tour of the history of computers and a celebration of the human ingenuity that led the world from ENIAC to iMAC.

 

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Many anecdotes about how leaders in computing cut their teeth in the field of technology, Traces computer developments from early breakthroughs to where we are now to possible future developments. An enjoyable, quick read. Read full review

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STEVE LOHR, a senior writer and technology reporter for the NEW YORK TIMES, is a leading expert on the corporations that dominate computing today. In 1998, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Microsoft. He lives in New York City.

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