P101

Autore: Pier Giorgio Perotto
Editore: Edizioni di Comunità
ISBN: 8898220480
Grandezza: 44,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8535
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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: 15,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1396
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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: 23,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7610
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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.

Passione I T A L I A

Autore: Fabiana Romano
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852018301
Grandezza: 46,49 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9851
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Anche in epoca di crisi economica mondiale, la capacità italiana di esportare talenti, individualità, prodotti e cultura è rimasta intatta, tanto che l'immagine dell'Italia Paese "di geni e navigatori" è sempre viva in tutto il mondo...

Hackers

Autore: Steven Levy
Editore: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449393748
Grandezza: 19,99 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6873
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This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers. Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today. Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.

Patterns Of European Industrialisation

Autore: Richard Sylla
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134892322
Grandezza: 42,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1456
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The new opportunities for economic development in Eastern Europe and the approach of 1992 have heightened interest in the development of the European economy. This volume, which includes contributions from some of the world's leading economic historians, presents and discusses the latest research findings on the industrialization and modernization of the European economy during the nineteenth century.

Delete

Autore: Paul Atkinson
Editore: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780857853462
Grandezza: 78,85 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 406
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While most historical accounts of the development of computer design focus on specific computers or manufacturers, examining the success stories of hardware and operating systems, Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware creates a completely new narrative by investigating the machines that didn't make it. Fascinating, full-colour images of computer designs, many of them previously unpublished, are accompanied by the hitherto untold stories of their planning and development, the pitfalls and successes in their creation, the market and competition at the time and the reasons why they never finally appeared for sale. Appealing both to a broad audience and to a more specialist one of designers and computer historians, Delete, with its unique collection of prototypes that never made it to the market, depicts a technological world that might have been.

L Europeo

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ISBN:
Grandezza: 52,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4873
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Brilliant Green

Autore: Stefano Mancuso
Editore: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916042
Grandezza: 79,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9789
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Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? Or are they passive, incapable of independent action or social behavior? Philosophers and scientists have pondered these questions since ancient Greece, most often concluding that plants are unthinking and inert: they are too silent, too sedentary -- just too different from us. Yet discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged these ideas, shedding new light on the extraordinary capabilities and complex interior lives of plants. In Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso, a leading scientist and founder of the field of plant neurobiology, presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. Combining a historical perspective with the latest in plant science, Mancuso argues that, due to cultural prejudices and human arrogance, we continue to underestimate plants. In fact, they process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another -- showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Through a survey of plant capabilities from sight and touch to communication, Mancuso challenges our notion of intelligence, presenting a vision of plant life that is more sophisticated than most imagine. Plants have much to teach us, from network building to innovations in robotics and man-made materials -- but only if we understand more about how they live. Part botany lesson, part manifesto, Brilliant Green is an engaging and passionate examination of the inner workings of the plant kingdom. Financial support for the translation of this book has been provided by SEPS: Segretariato Europeo Per Le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche.

Genetic Entropy The Mystery Of The Genome

Autore: John C. Sanford
Editore: Ivan Press
ISBN: 9781599190020
Grandezza: 10,15 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7487
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Dr. John Sanford, a retired Cornell Professor, shows in Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome that the "Primary Axiom" is false. The Primary Axiom is the foundational evolutionary premise - that life is merely the result of mutations and natural selection. In addition to showing compelling theoretical evidence that whole genomes can not evolve upward, Dr. Sanford presents strong evidence that higher genomes must in fact degenerate over time. This book strongly refutes the Darwinian concept that man is just the result of a random and pointless natural process.