Digital Revolutionaries: The Men and Women Who Brought Computing to Life (New York Times) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


“This book offers entertaining anecdotes that will give readers insight into the dispositions and talents that helped a variety of people make breakthroughs in computing.” —VOYA

“This text will be a fascinating read for students who are curious about the development of the technology present in every aspect of their lives and the many people behind it.” —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596435322
ISBN-10: 1596435321
Publisher: Flash Point
Publication Date: September 29th, 2009
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: New York Times