History of Tech

How scientists gave birth to the age of technology.

The Second Machine Age
Book
 

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

W.W. Norton, 2014

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The computer revolution will produce greater change than the Industrial Revolution.
Joe Wilson and the Creation of Xerox
Book
 

Charles D. Ellis

Wiley, 2006

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Photocopying is easy, but it took more than pushing a button to build Xerox; it took Joe Wilson.
Inventing the Internet
Book

Janet Abbate

MIT Press, 2000

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The history of the Internet isn’t just a story of a few visionary inventors; it is a remarkable saga of collaboration, as well as conflict, among a fascinating variety of people.
A History of Modern Computing
Book

Paul E. Ceruzzi

MIT Press, 2000

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That shiny computer on your desk is the newest child in a family lineage of computing machines going back to 1945. Plunge into this history to meet its grandpa (the UNIVAC) and grandma (the 1975, $400 Altair Personal Computer kit).