P101

Autore: Pier Giorgio Perotto
Editore: Edizioni di Comunità
ISBN: 8898220480
Grandezza: 35,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1349
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Nel 1964 Pier Giorgio Perotto e i suoi collaboratori progettarono e realizzarono la Programma 101, il primo personal compu- ter al mondo. Un calcolatore pensato per tutti, che prevedeva un rapporto diretto, personale, tra l’utente e la macchina, o, per dirla in termini più ideali, tra l’uomo e la tecnologia. Questo computer da scrivania prodotto a Ivrea fu usato dalla NASA per la missione Apollo 11, dimostrando nei fatti che progettare a misura d’uomo è ciò che permette all’umanità di giungere a mete prima ritenute inarrivabili. P101 è quindi il racconto di un successo italiano, la storia di un gruppo di uomini che inseguirono il futuro e, in qualche modo, un’idea di libertà.

Digital Retro

Autore: Gordon Laing
Editore: Sybex Inc
ISBN:
Grandezza: 11,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7380
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An image-driven chronological look at the PC, from the 1970s to present day, much like a car collector's book, is supplemented with with critical industry milestones, screenshots of the original software designed for the original machine, and social and cultural anecdotes from PC creators. Intermediate.

On The Edge

Autore: Brian Bagnall
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 75,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4322
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This book tells the story of Commodore through first-hand accounts by former Commodore engineers and managers. Reliving the early years of an icon in the personal computer revolution turns out to be a fascinating and improbably hilarious journey. This gripping tale of ambition, greed, and inspired engineering gives readers a front row seat at the dawn of the personal computer. Engineers and managers relate their experiences through personal first-hand accounts, vividly recalling the most important moments of Commodore's entry into computers in 1976 until its demise in 1994. The Commodore years are tumultuous, owing to their volatile founder, Jack Tramiel. He pushes his team to extreme limits, demanding that they almost kill themselves to meet his lofty expectations. Against all odds, his engineers deliver more color, more character, and more value than either Apple or IBM. While other companies receive more press, Commodore sells more computers. They cut a path of destruction through the competition, knocking out Sinclair, Tandy, Texas Instruments, and Atari and almost mortally wounding Apple. Unfortunately, Tramiel's cut throat tactics also prove to be his undoing. He uses up his managers and employees like disposable ink cartridges, producing the highest employee turnover rate in the industry.

The Anatomy Of Fascism

Autore: Robert O. Paxton
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241958709
Grandezza: 66,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5432
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Fascism was the major political invention of the twentieth century and the source of much of its pain. How can we try to comprehend its allure and its horror? Is it a philosophy, a movement, an aesthetic experience? What makes states and nations become fascist? Acclaimed historian Robert O. Paxton shows that in order to understand fascism we must look at it in action - at what it did, as much as what it said it was about. He explores its falsehoods and common threads; the social and political base that allowed it to prosper; its leaders and internal struggles; how it manifested itself differently in each country - France, Britain, the low countries, Eastern Europe, even Latin America as well as Italy and Germany; how fascists viewed the Holocaust; and, finally, whether fascism is still possible in today's world. Offering a bold new interpretation of the fascist phenomenon, this groundbreaking book will overturn our understanding of twentieth-century history.

The Road To Kalamata

Autore: Mike Hoare
Editore: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473817706
Grandezza: 65,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8415
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The Road to Kalamata is the real-life adventure story of the 4 Commando team of mercenary soldiers, as told by their leader, Col. Mike Hoare. At the close of 1960, the newly formed independent state of Katanga in central Africa recruited Hoare and his team to suppress a rebellion by the Baluba, a fierce tribe of warriors rumored to be cannibals and known to torture and dismember any enemy soldiers unlucky enough to be captured. The events recounted in this book occurred in the Congo during the Katanga campaign of 1961. With insight that only an officer with extensive battlefield experience can bring to this subject, Colonel Hoare chronicles the metamorphosis of 4 Commando from a loose assembly of individuals into a highly organized fighting unit, while also taking the reader inside the minds and hearts of men who sell their military skills for money. What emerges is a compelling and complex portrait of genuine adventurers, "a breed of men which," writes Hoare, "has almost vanished from the face of the earth." Paladin Press is pleased to make available once again this engaging, colorful and thoughtful account, originally published in 1989, complete with a new foreword by the 20th century's most famous mercenary and one of its most eloquent storytellers.

Virtual Art

Autore: Oliver Grau
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262572231
Grandezza: 50,64 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 920
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An overview of the art historical antecedents to virtual reality and the impact of virtual reality on contemporary conceptions of art.

The Legal Imagination

Autore: James Boyd White
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226894935
Grandezza: 66,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6830
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White extends his theory of law as constitutive rhetoric, asking how one may criticize the legal culture and the texts within it. "A fascinating study of the language of the law. . . . This book is to be highly recommended: certainly, for those who find the time to read it, it will broaden the mind, and give lawyers a new insight into their role."—New Law Journal

Technoromanticism

Autore: Richard Coyne
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262531917
Grandezza: 61,96 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2194
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Technoromanticism pits itself against a hard-headed rationalism, but its most potentantagonists are contemporary pragmatism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, surrealism, anddeconstruction—all of which subvert the romantic legacy and provoke new narratives ofcomputing.

A Framework For Web Science

Autore: Tim Berners-Lee
Editore: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1933019336
Grandezza: 67,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6872
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A Framework for Web Science sets out a series of approaches to the analysis and synthesis of the World Wide Web, and other web-like information structures. A comprehensive set of research questions is outlined, together with a sub-disciplinary breakdown, emphasising the multi-faceted nature of the Web, and the multi-disciplinary nature of its study and development. These questions and approaches together set out an agenda for Web Science, the science of decentralised information systems. Web Science is required both as a way to understand the Web, and as a way to focus its development on key communicational and representational requirements. A Framework for Web Science surveys central engineering issues, such as the development of the Semantic Web, Web services and P2P. Analytic approaches to discover the Web's topology, or its graph-like structures, are examined. Finally, the Web as a technology is essentially socially embedded; therefore various issues and requirements for Web use and governance are also reviewed. A Framework for Web Science is aimed primarily at researchers and developers in the area of Web-based knowledge management and information retrieval. It will also be an invaluable reference for students in computer science at the postgraduate level, academics and industrial practitioners.

The Bias Of Communication

Autore: Harold Adams Innis
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802096069
Grandezza: 72,41 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5214
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First published in 1951, this masterful collection of essays explores the relationship between a society's communication media and that community's ability to maintain control over its development.