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6. The disruptive computer

6. The disruptive computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199586592
‘The disruptive computer’ assesses the many ways in which computers have affected the way we interact with each other. There are two types of disruption arising from computer use: low-end ... More
2. The small computer

2. The small computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199586592
‘The small computer’ shows how the huge advancements in computing over the past thirty years have been made possible. Computer processors evolved from using mechanical circuits to ... More
1. The naked computer

1. The naked computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199586592
‘The naked computer’ briefly describes the components of the computer and describes the relationship between the computer and the Internet. The main characteristic of the computer is its ... More
The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

The Computer: A Very Short Introduction  

Darrel Ince

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199586592
The Computer: A Very Short Introduction shows how computers have changed so much since the room–filling, bulky magnetic tape running monsters of the mid–20th century. They now ... More

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