Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Spring Brook Audio
The Best Audio Books on the Web
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Computers & Technology   History & Culture

A People's History of Computing in the United States


A People's History of Computing in the United States by Blackstone Audio, Inc. at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism. The invention of the personal computer liberated users fro


Product Description & Reviews

Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism. The invention of the personal computer liberated users from corporate mainframes and brought computing into homes. But throughout the 1960s and 1970s, a diverse group of teachers and students working together on academic computing systems conducted many of the activities we now recognize as personal and social computing. Their networks were centered in New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Illinois, but they connected far-flung users. Joy Rankin draws on detailed records to explore how users exchanged messages, programmed music and poems, fostered communities, and developed computer games like The Oregon Trail. These unsung pioneers helped shape our digital world, just as much as the inventors, garage hobbyists, and eccentric billionaires of Palo Alto. By imagining computing as an interactive commons, the early denizens of the digital realm seeded today's debate about whether the Internet should be a public utility and laid the groundwork for the concept of net neutrality. Rankin offers a radical precedent for a more democratic digital culture, and new models for the next generation of activists, educators, coders, and makers.

Features & Highlights

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher:Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Studio:Blackstone Audio, Inc.

A People's History of Computing in the United States by Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Buy Now:
A People's History of Computing in the United States

4.2 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$21.41


Quantity:  

 


View More In History & Culture.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


High Noon: The Inside Story of Scott McNealy and the Rise of Sun Microsystems
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrency Investing and Bitcoin: Guide to Trading and Blockchain
By Lee Digital Ltd Liability Company

The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer
By Random House Audio

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
By Random House Audio

The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture
By Random House Audio

Blockchain: Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency - Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Smart Contracts, Distributed Ledger, Fintech, Investing, Trading and Mining in the World of Cryptocurrencies
By Matthew Connor

Cryptocurrency: 3 in 1: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum
By Mark Smith

Worm: The First Digital World War
By Brilliance Audio

The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive
By Random House Audio

Microsoft Secrets: How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2019 - springbrookaudio.com. All Rights Reserved.