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Ceruzzi, Paul E.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 159 publications in 5 languages and 14,451 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Juvenile works  Children's films  Biography  Documentary films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QA76.17, 004.09049
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Most widely held works by Paul E Ceruzzi
A history of modern computing by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the dot-com crash. The author concentrates on five key moments of transition: the transformation of the computer in the late 1940s from a specialized scientific instrument to a commercial product; the emergence of small systems in the late 1960s; the beginning of personal computing in the 1970s; the spread of networking after 1985; and, in a chapter written for this edition, the period 1995-2001. The new material focuses on the Microsoft antitrust suit, the rise and fall of the dot-coms, and the advent of open source software, particularly Linux. Within the chronological narrative, the book traces several overlapping threads: the evolution of the computer's internal design; the effect of economic trends and the Cold War; the long-term role of IBM as a player and as a target for upstart entrepreneurs; the growth of software from a hidden element to a major character in the story of computing; and the recurring issue of the place of information and computing in a democratic society. The focus is on the United States (though Europe and Japan enter the story at crucial points), on computing per se rather than on applications such as artificial intelligence, and on systems that were sold commercially and installed in quantities. A history of computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer to the Web and dot-com crash. From the first digital computer to the dot-com crash-a story of individuals, institutions, and the forces that led to a series of dramatic transformations. This engaging history covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the dot-com crash
The Internet and American business by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we think of the Internet, we generally think of Amazon, Google, Hotmail, Napster, MySpace, and other sites for buying products, searching for information, downloading entertainment, chatting with friends, or posting photographs. In the academic literature about the Internet, however, these uses are rarely covered. The Internet and American Businessfills this gap, picking up where most scholarly histories of the Internet leave off--with the commercialization of the Internet established and its effect on traditional business a fact of life. These essays, describing challenges successfully met by some companies and failures to adapt by others, are a first attempt to understand a dynamic and exciting period of American business history. Tracing the impact of the commercialized Internet since 1995 on American business and society, the book describes new business models, new companies and adjustments by established companies, the rise of e-commerce, and community building; it considers dot-com busts and difficulties encountered by traditional industries; and it discusses such newly created problems as copyright violations associated with music file-sharing and the proliferation of Internet pornography. Contributors: Atsushi Akera, William Aspray, Randal A. Beam, Martin Campbell-Kelly, Paul E. Ceruzzi, James W. Cortada, Wolfgang Coy, Blaise Cronin, Nathan Ensmenger, Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz, Brent Goldfarb, Shane Greenstein, Thomas Haigh, Ward Hanson, David Kirsch, Christine Ogan, Jeffrey R. Yost
Computing : a concise history by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software, or the story of the Internet, or the story of "smart" hand-held devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter. In this account of the invention and development of digital technology, the author, a computer historian offers a broader and more useful perspective. He identifies four major threads running throughout all of computing's technological development: digitization, the coding of information, computation, and control in binary form, ones and zeros; the convergence of multiple streams of techniques, devices and machines, yielding more than the sum of their parts; the steady advance of electronic technology, as characterized famously by "Moore's Law"; and the human-machine interface. He guides us through computing history, telling how a Bell Labs mathematician coined the word "digital" in 1942 (to describe a high-speed method of calculating used in anti-aircraft devices), and recounting the development of the punch card (for use in the 1890 U.S. Census). He describes the ENIAC, built for scientific and military applications; the UNIVAC, the first general purpose computer; and ARPANET, the Internet's precursor. His account traces the world-changing evolution of the computer from a room-size ensemble of machinery to a "minicomputer" to a desktop computer to a pocket-sized smart phone. He describes the development of the silicon chip, which could store ever-increasing amounts of data and enabled ever-decreasing device size. He visits that hotbed of innovation, Silicon Valley, and brings the story up to the present with the Internet, the World Wide Web, and social networking
Landmarks in digital computing : a Smithsonian pictorial history by Peggy Aldrich Kidwell( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and navigation : the untold story of getting from here to there by Andrew K Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. This surprising connection between time and place has been true for centuries and is now being explored in Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, the companion book to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name. This beautifully illustrated book covers five major periods of navigation history. The first period, when explorers were navigating at sea, spans from Vikings and Polynesians who found their way without clocks, to the eighteenth-century development of the marine chronometer. Explorers then turned their sights to the skies; the need to navigate in the air led to the development of bubble sextants like the type used by Charles Lindbergh as well as the radar technology used during World War II. The mid-century space race required new technology for navigating in space, including the atomic clock. The final two periods of navigation history cover the invention of satellite navigation and its ubiquity in day-to-day modern life on GPS devices, smartphones, and other personal electronics. Complete with sidebars about pioneering navigators as well as missteps in technology that led to later navigation advances, Time and Navigation is a comprehensive exploration of the history of navigation technology and its social implications. It helps us understand where we have been and how we got there so that we can understand where we are going"--Provided by publisher
Reckoners : the prehistory of the digital computer, from relays to the stored program concept, 1935-1945 by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the limits : flight enters the computer age by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internet alley : high technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005 by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how a concentration of military contractors carrying out weapons analysis, systems engineering, operations research, and telecommunications combined with suburban growth patterns to drive the region's development. The dot-com bubble's burst was offset here, the author points out, by the government's growing national security-related need for information technology. He looks in detail at the nature of the work carried out by these government contractors and how it can be considered truly innovative in terms of both technology and management
Computers by Viterbo University( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the evolution of the computer, from its origins as a simple counting machine to the personal computer, Windows, and the World Wide Web
Great unsung women of computing : the computers, the coders and the future makers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of three short documentary films that show how women revolutionized the computing and Internet technology we use today, inspiring female students to believe that programming careers lie within their grasp. The Computers features the extraordinary story of the ENIAC programmers, six young women who programmed the world's first modern, programmable computer, ENIAC, as part of a secret WWII project. The Coders tells the story of two women, Sarah Allen and Pavni Diwanji, whose technologies revolutionized the Internet with their work on the invention of Flash and Java. In The Future Makers, Andrea Colaço, who invented 3D "gestural recognition technology" and co-founded 3dim to develop and market it, shares her dream of a world in which we interact with our smart devices using natural hand gestures, not static keyboards or touchpads
Computing : a concise history by Paul E Ceruzzi( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software, or the story of the Internet, or the story of "smart" hand-held devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter. In this concise and accessible account of the invention and development of digital technology, computer historian Paul Ceruzzi offers a broader and more useful perspective. He identifies four major threads that run throughout all of computing's technological development: digitization--the coding of information, computation, and control in binary form, ones and zeros; the convergence of multiple streams of techniques, devices, and machines, yielding more than the sum of their parts; the steady advance of electronic technology, as characterized famously by "Moore's Law"; and the human-machine interface. Ceruzzi guides us through computing history, telling how a Bell Labs mathematician coined the word "digital" in 1942 (to describe a high-speed method of calculating used in anti-aircraft devices), and recounting the development of the punch card (for use in the 1890 U.S. Census). He describes the ENIAC, built for scientific and military applications; the UNIVAC, the first general purpose computer; and ARPANET, the Internet's precursor. Ceruzzi's account traces the world-changing evolution of the computer from a room-size ensemble of machinery to a "minicomputer" to a desktop computer to a pocket-sized smart phone. He describes the development of the silicon chip, which could store ever-increasing amounts of data and enabled ever-decreasing device size. He visits that hotbed of innovation, Silicon Valley, and brings the story up to the present with the Internet, the World Wide Web, and social networking
Computer : eine kurze Geschichte by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prehistory of the digital computer, 1935-1945 : a cross-cultural study by Paul E Ceruzzi( )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia dell'informatica : dai primi computer digitali all'era di internet by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konpyuta tte : Kikaishiki keisanki kara sumaho made by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Tysons Corner to Internet alley : high technology in Northern Virginia, 1945-2005 by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer = Computing by Paul E Ceruzzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNIVAC Conference by UNIVAC Conference( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial history of digital computing : landmarks from Smithsonian collections and exhibits by Peggy Aldrich Kidwell( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les ingénieurs des Télécommunications dans la France contemporaine, réseaux, innovation et territoires, XIXe-XXe siècles colloque des 21 et 22 octobre 2010 by Michel Atten( )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cause semblerait entendue... Nous vivons dans la société de l'information et de la communication depuis la "révolution" Internet. Cette mutation serait née aux États-Unis. Elle nous ouvrirait un monde du "virtuel" et marquerait le triomphe de l'immatériel. Aucune de ces affirmations n'est totalement inexacte, mais toutes reflètent une vision déformée, sans recul historique ni profondeur d'analyse de notre réalité numérique. Ce livre porte le regard sur le rôle du corps des Télécommunications (aujourd'hui fusionné avec le corps des Mines) et, à travers lui, sur l'histoire de ce domaine depuis le milieu du XIXe siècle. Il souligne que la réalité américaine, pour être incontournable, ne fut pas la seule et qu'en se mobilisant pour un projet national, ces ingénieurs formés par leur pays surent donner à la France un rôle majeur dans le développement d'un secteur essentiel pour la prospérité et la souveraineté des nations. Télégraphie, téléphonie, câbles sous-marins, satellites, réseaux de données, Internet, Web, mobiles... en un siècle et demi les dispositifs techniques se sont succédé et ont vu la France s'intégrer avec plus ou moins d'à-propos dans un mouvement qui a transformé le monde. En relevant l'industrie française des télécommunications et en dotant le pays d'un réseau moderne et performant, ingénieurs, entrepreneurs et politiques ont permis à la France de prendre, dans le dernier tiers du XXe siècle, une place significative dans cette dynamique au sein de laquelle son rôle était longtemps resté marginal. Il en ressort que la technologie et l'ambition sont vaines sans une vision politique et que celle-ci n'est rien si elle n'est portée par des hommes et des femmes ayant la volonté et l'expertise nécessaires pour l'incarner. En associant l'analyse des historiens aux apports de l'économie et de la sociologie, en croisant les approches académiques avec le témoignage des acteurs, cet ouvrage offre les clefs qui permettront de mieux comprendre les enjeux du
 
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A history of modern computing
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Ceruzzi, Paul E.

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The Internet and American businessLandmarks in digital computing : a Smithsonian pictorial historyBeyond the limits : flight enters the computer ageInternet alley : high technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005From Tysons Corner to Internet alley : high technology in Northern Virginia, 1945-2005A pictorial history of digital computing : landmarks from Smithsonian collections and exhibits