This exciting and accessible book takes us on a journey from the early days of computers to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. It introduces a fascinating cast of dreamers and inventors who brought these great technological developments into every corner of the modern world, and will open up the universe of computing to anyone who has ever wondered where his or her smartphone came from.To write the software, because the hardware did not yet exist, they decided to simulate the 8008a#39;s instruction set on a PDP-10 minicomputer. ... By December 1974, Bill Gates had gone to Harvard, and Paul Allen had also moved to the Boston area working as a programmer for Honeywell. ... With this as encouragement, Allen and Gates bought an 8080 instruction manual and set about extending theiranbsp;...
|Title||:||The Computing Universe|
|Author||:||Tony Hey, Gyuri Pápay|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2014-12-08|