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Geeks Bearing Gifts By Ted Nelson
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THE PERFECT GIFT – Whether you love the computer world the way it is, or consider it a nightmare honkytonk prison, you'll giggle and rage at Ted Nelson's telling of computer history, its... More > personalities and infights. Computer movies, music, 3D; the eternal fight between Jobs and Gates; the tangled stories of the Internet and the World Wide Web; all these and more are punchily told in brief chapters on many topics such as The Web Browser Salad, Voting Machines, Google, Web 2.0 and much more. These short stories make great reading – it's a book to dip in and out of. You'll find answers to such questions as "Why do alphabets have upper case, why not numbers?""Why does everything have to be hierarchical on computers? That's not how *my* projects are organized!" "Where did WYSIWYG come from?" The answer will surprise you. Plus, you'll find out why the author, a well-known computer veteran, hopes it can all become much better.< Less
From Football to Fig Newtons: 76 American Inventors and The Inventions You Know By Heart By Brian D'Ambrosio
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American ingenuity reveals itself in the simplest and most forgotten places. From familiar brand names such as Wheaties (George Cormack) to the most mundane stop at the traffic light (Garrett... More > Augustus Morgan Sr.), the everyday presents abundant opportunity to respect and recall the intellect of the men and women who crafted the culture and landscape of the environment we call our own. For every trip to the grocery store to buy a box of Band-Aids® (Earle Dickson), there is a chance to ask the question of where and how a certain product came about. With every click of the computer mouse (Douglas Engelbart), our curiosity should deepen. This book stands as a reminder to all those who need inspiration or wish to inspire, a nudge in the right direction, an instructive to get busy creating and perfecting the Nation our ancestors envisioned. It’s an instructive to read, familiarize and gain momentum from those who created the spaces and comforts we take for granted.< Less
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution By Walter Isaacson
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Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard... More > history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive.< Less