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Campbell-Kelly, Martin

Overview
Works: 87 works in 404 publications in 5 languages and 11,253 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QA76.17, 004.09
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Most widely held works by Martin Campbell-Kelly
Computer : a history of the information machine by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 2,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most interesting is the story of how the computer began to reshape broad segments of our society when the PC, or personal computer, enabled new modes of computing that liberated people from dependence on room-sized, enormously expensive mainframe computers. Oddly, the established computer companies initially missed the potential of the PC and ignored it, allowing upstart firms such as Apple and Microsoft to become the fastest growing firms of the twentieth century. Filled with lively insights - many about the world of computing in the 1990s, such as the strategy behind Microsoft Windows - as well as a discussion of the rise and creation of the World Wide Web, here is a book no one who owns or uses a computer will want to miss
From airline reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog : a history of the software industry by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its first glimmerings in the 1950s, the software industry has evolved to become the fourth largest industrial sector of the U.S. economy. Starting with a handful of software contractors who produced specialized programs for the few existing machines, the industry grew to include producers of corporate software packages and then makers of mass-market products and recreational software. This book tells the story of each of these types of firm, focusing on the products they developed, the business models they followed, and the markets they served." "By describing the breadth of this industry, Martin Campbell-Kelly corrects the popular misconception that one firm is at the center of the software universe. He also tells the story of lucrative software products such as IBM's CICS and SAP's R/3, which, though little known to the general public, lie at the heart of today's information infrastructure."--Jacket
Passages from the life of a philosopher by Charles Babbage( Book )

24 editions published between 1864 and 1994 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available in paperback at last: the complete autobiography of Charles Babbage (1791-1871), the technological genius who invented the first computer a hundred and fifty years ago! Even though Babbage never got his Difference Engine and Analytical Engine to work, his brilliant insights laid the way for the Computer Revolution. Babbage's scientific curiosity, energy and creativity led him into many areas of human endeavor, and he delights in sharing his discoveries in this wittiest of memoirs
From mainframes to smartphones : a history of the international computer industry by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compact history traces the computer industry from its origins in 1950 mainframes, through the establishment of standards beginning in 1965 and the introduction of personal computing in the 1980s. It concludes with the Internet's explosive growth since 1995. Across these four periods, Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel Garcia-Swartz describe the steady trend toward miniaturization and explain its consequences for the bundles of interacting components that make up a computer system. With miniaturization, the price of computation fell and entry into the industry became less costly. Companies supplying different components learned to cooperate even as they competed with other businesses for market share. Simultaneously with miniaturization - and equally consequential - the core of the computer industry shifted from hardware to software and services. Companies that failed to adapt to this trend were left behind. Governments did not turn a blind eye to the activities of entrepreneurs. The U.S. government was the major customer for computers in the early years. Several European governments subsidized private corporations, and Japan fostered R & D in private firms while protecting its domestic market from foreign competition. From Mainframes to Smartphones is international in scope and broad in its purview of this revolutionary industry."--Book jacket
The history of mathematical tables : from Sumer to spreadsheets by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest known mathematical table was found in the ancient Sumerian city of Shuruppag in southern Iraq. Since then, tables have been an important feature of mathematical activity and are important precursors to modern computing and information processing. This book contains a series of articles summarizing the history of mathematical tables from earliest times until the late twentieth century. It covers mathematical tables (the most important computing aid for several hundred years until 1960s), data tables (i.e. Census tables), professional tables (ie. Insurance tables), and spreadsheets-the most recent tabular innovation. (Midwest)
An introduction to macros by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ICL : a business and technical history by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Charles Babbage by Charles Babbage( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moore School lectures : theory and techniques for design of electronic digital computers by Moore School of Electrical Engineering( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Early British computer conferences by MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY COMPUTER INAUGURAL CONFERENCE, INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AUTOMATIC DIGITAL COMPUTA Conference on High Speed Automatic Calculating-Machines( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une histoire de l'industrie du logiciel : des réservations aériennes à Sonic le Hérisson by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern worlds of business and industry : cultures, technology, labor( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The computer age by Martin Campbell-Kelly( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Turing and his contemporaries : building the world's first computers by S. H Lavington( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret wartime projects in areas such as code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This text tells the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period
The ninth Bridgewater treatise: a fragment by Charles Babbage( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Babbage (1791-1871) was an English mathematician, philosopher and mechanical engineer who invented the concept of a programmable computer. From 1828 to 1839 he was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, a position whose holders have included Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking. A proponent of natural religion, he published The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise in 1837 as his personal response to The Bridgewater Treatises, a series of books on theology and science that had recently appeared. Disputing the claim that science disfavours religion, Babbage wrote 'that there exists no such fatal collision between the words of Scripture and the facts of nature'. He argues on the basis of reason and experience alone, drawing a parallel between his work on the calculating engine and God as the divine programmer of the universe. Eloquently written, and underpinned by mathematical arguments, The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise is a landmark work of natural theology
The works of Charles Babbage by Charles Babbage( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical papers by Charles Babbage( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difference engine and table making by Charles Babbage( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analytical engine and mechanical notation by Charles Babbage( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Exposition of 1851 by Charles Babbage( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Babbage (1791-1871), one of the most original thinkers of the nineteenth century, is best remembered as the pioneer of computing technology, but he also made significant contributions to mathematics, mechanical engineering, philosophy and political economy. This book, first published in 1851, is an example of his active and effective campaigning for the role of scientists and the place of science, technology and technical education in society. Ahead of his time, Babbage was critical of government and the scientific community for not valuing science and technology in education. The work develops these themes, using the Great Exhibition as a backdrop to highlight the political and cultural factors that can impede scientific and technological progress. Britain's industrial supremacy, he argued, disguised the need to develop technical education. As relevant and persuasive today as in 1851, Babbage's arguments emphasise the fundamental importance of technology to the advancement of society
 
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Computer : a history of the information machine
Alternative Names
Cambell Kelly, Martin 1945-

Campbell-Kelly, M.

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Campbell-Kelly, M. (Martin)

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Martin Campbell-Kelly Historian of computing

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From airline reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog : a history of the software industryPassages from the life of a philosopherThe history of mathematical tables : from Sumer to spreadsheetsThe works of Charles BabbageThe ninth Bridgewater treatise: a fragmentMathematical papersThe difference engine and table makingThe analytical engine and mechanical notationThe Exposition of 1851