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Published: 24 November 2011

152 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199586592

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Chapter 1

The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

Darrel Ince

Very Short Introductions

  • Looks at how the computer has affected the world that we live in, describing the technologies involved and the applications that have emerged
  • Explains the basic architecture of the computer and how it works
  • Considers a range of uses; from the effect of computers in the workplace and the growing power and roles of global computer networks to the future miniaturization of computers and new forms such as quantum and DNA computers
  • Explores the limits of computing and what the future holds
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide