Computer, Student Economy Edition: A History of the Information Machine
Martin Campbell-Kelly, William Aspray, Nathan Ensmenger, Jeffrey R. Yost



This history of the computer explores the roots of the industry's development, tracing not only the development of the machine itself--beginning with Charles Babbage's 1833 mechanical prototype--but also chronicling the effects of manufacturing and sales innovations by companies that made the boom possible.

Through comprehensive history and accessible writing, Computer is perfect for courses on computer history, technology history, and information and society, as well as a range of courses in the fields of computer science, communications, sociology, and management.