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Geeks Bearing Gifts

ByTed Nelson

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<h2>THE PERFECT GIFT –</h2> <p>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 personalities and infights.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>You'll find answers to such questions as</p> <li>"Why do alphabets have upper case, why not numbers?"</li> <li>"Why does everything have to be hierarchical on computers? That's not how *my* projects are organized!"</li> "Where did WYSIWYG come from?" The answer will surprise you. <p>Plus, you'll find out why the author, a well-known computer veteran, hopes it can all become much better.</p>

Details

Publication Date
Dec 17, 2008
Language
English
ISBN
9780578004389
Category
Computers & Technology
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Ted Nelson

Specifications

Pages
209
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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