这本迷人而充满艺术气息的书包含了可访问的信息、有趣的事实和讨论的开场白，将您从古代世界带到现代，重点关注重要发明，从最早的已知计数系统到人工智能背后的复杂算法。《计算机历史》还介绍了从安王（An Wang）和玛格丽特·汉密尔顿（Margaret Hamilton）到史蒂夫·乔布斯（Steve Jobs）和蒂姆·伯纳斯·李爵士（Sir Tim Berners Lee）的各种关键角色和创造者，并阐明了他们的目标、意图以及他们的发明对我们日常生活的影响。
A strikingly illustrated overview of the computing machines that have changed our world—from the abacus to the smartphone—and the people who made them, by the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Women in Science.
“A beautifully illustrated journey through the history of computing, from the Antikythera mechanism to the iPhone and beyond—I loved it.”—Eben Upton, Founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi
Computers are everywhere and have impacted our lives in so many ways. But who created them, and why? How have they transformed the way that we interact with our surroundings and each other?
Packed with accessible information, fun facts, and discussion starters, this charming and art-filled book takes you from the ancient world to the modern day, focusing on important inventions, from the earliest known counting systems to the sophisticated algorithms behind AI. The History of the Computer also profiles a diverse range of key players and creators—from An Wang and Margaret Hamilton to Steve Jobs and Sir Tim Berners-Lee—and illuminates their goals, their intentions, and the impact of their inventions on our everyday lives.
This entertaining and educational journey will help you understand our most important machines and how we can use them to enhance the way we live. You’ll never look at your phone the same way again!