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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Computers + Internet

Sub-Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books

Author: Steve Lohr

Language: English

Street Date: September 19, 2002
TCIN: 77263367
UPC: 9780465042265
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1800

Description

In Go To, Steve Lohr chronicles the history of software from the early days of complex mathematical codes mastered by a few thousand to today's era of user-friendly software and over six million professional programmers worldwide. Lohr maps out the unique seductions of programming, and gives us an intimate portrait of the peculiar kind of genius that is drawn to this blend of art, science, and engineering, introducing us to the movers and shakers of the 1950s and the open-source movement of today. With original reporting and deft storytelling, Steve Lohr shows us how software transformed the world, and what it holds in store for our future.
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