Released on 2021-08-31Categories Computers

The Personal Computer Past, Present and Future 1975/2021

The Personal Computer Past, Present and Future 1975/2021

Author: Peter Farwell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664192058

Category: Computers

Page: 124

View: 780

This book relates the story of the Personal Computer, from 1975 to 2021. It discusses the spectacular growth in sales over the first 36 years to 2011 and the techniques used by entrepreneurs to make this happen. The next six years to 2017 are years of precipitous decline in Personal computer sales. We explain the causes of this decline. We conclude by an examination of PC sales to 2021, when they enjoyed a resurgence and speculate on why this has been happening.
Released on 2021-08-31Categories

The Personal Computer Past, Present and Future 1975/2021

The Personal Computer Past, Present and Future 1975/2021

Author: Peter Farwell

Publisher: Xlibris Us

ISBN: 1664192077

Category:

Page: 124

View: 518

This book relates the story of the Personal Computer, from 1975 to 2021. It discusses the spectacular growth in sales over the first 36 years to 2011 and the techniques used by entrepreneurs to make this happen. The next six years to 2017 are years of precipitous decline in Personal computer sales. We explain the causes of this decline. We conclude by an examination of PC sales to 2021, when they enjoyed a resurgence and speculate on why this has been happening.
Released on 2021-09-14Categories Technology & Engineering

A New History of Modern Computing

A New History of Modern Computing

Author: Thomas Haigh

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262366472

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 635

How the computer became universal. Over the past fifty years, the computer has been transformed from a hulking scientific supertool and data processing workhorse, remote from the experiences of ordinary people, to a diverse family of devices that billions rely on to play games, shop, stream music and movies, communicate, and count their steps. In A New History of Modern Computing, Thomas Haigh and Paul Ceruzzi trace these changes. A comprehensive reimagining of Ceruzzi's A History of Modern Computing, this new volume uses each chapter to recount one such transformation, describing how a particular community of users and producers remade the computer into something new. Haigh and Ceruzzi ground their accounts of these computing revolutions in the longer and deeper history of computing technology. They begin with the story of the 1945 ENIAC computer, which introduced the vocabulary of "programs" and "programming," and proceed through email, pocket calculators, personal computers, the World Wide Web, videogames, smart phones, and our current world of computers everywhere--in phones, cars, appliances, watches, and more. Finally, they consider the Tesla Model S as an object that simultaneously embodies many strands of computing.
Released on 2021-04-07Categories Technology & Engineering

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence: The Past, Present, and Future of AI

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence: The Past, Present, and Future of AI

Author: Philip L. Frana

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853272

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

View: 713

This authoritative reference work will provide readers with a complete overview of artificial intelligence (AI), including its historic development and current status; existing and projected AI applications; and present and potential future impact on the United States and the world. Some people believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize modern life in ways that improve human existence. Others say that the promise of AI is overblown. Still others contend that AI applications could pose a grave threat to the economic security of millions of people by taking their jobs and otherwise rendering them "obsolete"—or, even worse, that AI could actually spell the end of the human race. This volume will help users understand the reasons AI development has both spirited defenders and alarmed critics; explain theories and innovations like Moore's Law, mindcloning, and Technological Singularity that drive AI research and debate; and give readers the information they need to make their own informed judgment about the promise and peril of this technology. All of this coverage is presented using language and terminology accessible to a lay audience. Introduction explaining the historical evolution of AI Chronology of important AI-related events Authoritative entries on leading pioneers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers; AI concepts and theories; AI's potential impact on different facets of society; and major movies and other cultural touchstones exploring AI technology
Released on 2021-10-21Categories Antiques & Collectibles

Proceeding Jakarta Geopolitical Forum V / 2021

Proceeding Jakarta Geopolitical Forum V / 2021

Author: Prof. Dr. Ir. Bondan Tiara Sofyan, M.Si. dkk

Publisher: Lembaga Ketahanan Nasional RI

ISBN: 9786026662125

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 281

View: 197

Jakarta Geopolitical Forum V/ 2021 (JGF V/2021) organized by Lemhannas RI (National Resilience Institute of the Republic of Indonesia) on 21-22 October 2021. The forum is held annually and aimed to explore the implementation of critical thinking and the development of new ideas and strategic thingking which are the annual routine agenda of the Deputy for Strategic Studies of Lemhannas RI based on its main tasks and functions. Today's global civilization is evolving to determine its identity and is rapidly reaching a tipping point that will decide whether it will lead to a new or divided civilization. The vulnerability of mankind is a significant threat to the development of civilization in the future. An increasingly interconnected global civilization will emerge as a result of the interwoven culture of nations around the world and vice versa. The question that needs attention is whether Indonesia is able to adapt to the changes in existing civilizations or we can prevent various unexpected civilization possibilities in the future as well as the capabilily of Indonesia to bridge the gap between civilizations. Based on that, the theme of JGF V/ 2021 is "Culture and Civilization: Humanity at the Crossroads". The objectives to be achieved in organizing JGF V/2021 are to understand the form of future civilization, especially the socio-culture structure of the world's humans, to find out how far the culture and civilization of a nation is maintained in the midst of changes that occur, the mindset to adapt to the new civilization environment and knowing the extent of the correlation between the influence and change of civilization conveyed by world geopolitical experts from various countries.
Released on 2022-04-27Categories Business & Economics

Strategy in Action

Strategy in Action

Author: Angel Gavieiro Besteiro

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030947590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 447

How to develop best-practice strategy in a business or a multinational organization? Putting in value the strategy function and embracing a Holistic Management Strategy (HMS) framework would unleash performance for any business or organization. This book illustrates with real examples the HMS, a set of 10 frameworks that provide best-practice to design and develop strategy. The HMS approach is differentiated between business unit and divisional/group level, and adapted to situations of existing versus new markets and organic versus inorganic growth. The book introduces new topics such as integrated business model and strategy & financial plan at business unit level, attractiveness and opportunities framework for new markets linked with inorganic growth, portfolio horizons connected with the company’s market valuation gap, leadership & management excellence programme (e.g. THICOSIV), company excellence based on a balanced designed and considered decision-making, the future of the strategy function, and seven meta-architectural levers to successfully address digital disruption.
Released on 2021-07-03Categories Computers

Digital Health and Medical Analytics

Digital Health and Medical Analytics

Author: Yichuan Wang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811636318

Category: Computers

Page: 133

View: 912

This book constitutes selected and revised papers from the Second International Conference on Digital Health and Medical Analytics, DHA 2020, held in Beijing, China, in July 25, 2020. The 5 full papers and 7 short papers presented in this volume were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 75 submissions. The papers present discussion on such topics as social networks, analytics and engagement with health devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and responses.
Released on 2021-04-12Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

A History of Communication Technology

A History of Communication Technology

Author: Philip Loubere

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429556241

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 367

This book is a comprehensive illustrated account of the technologies and inventions in mass communication that have accelerated the advancement of human culture and society. A History of Communication Technology covers a timeline in the history of mass communication that begins with human prehistory and extends all the way to the current digital age. Using rich, full-color graphics and diagrams, the book details the workings of various mass communication inventions, from paper-making, printing presses, photography, radio, TV, film, and video, to computers, digital devices, and the Internet. Readers are given insightful narratives on the social impact of these technologies, brief historical accounts of the inventors, and sidebars on the related technologies that enabled these inventions. This book is ideal for students in introductory mass communication, visual communication, and history of media courses, offering a highly approachable, graphic-oriented approach to the history of communication technologies.
Released on 2022-10-20Categories Science

The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology, Volume 5

The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology, Volume 5

Author: T.P. Burt

Publisher: Geological Society of London Memoirs

ISBN: 9781786205643

Category: Science

Page: 435

View: 756

Co-published with British Society for Geomorphology This volume is the fifth in the definitive series, The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology. Volume 1 (1964) dealt with contributions to the field up to 1890, Volume 2 (1973) with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis and Volume 3 (1991) covered historical and regional themes during the ‘classic’ period of geomorphology (1890–1950). Volume 4 (2008) concentrated on studies of geomorphological processes and Quaternary geomorphology between 1890 and 1965; by the end of this period, process-based studies had become dominant. Volume 5 builds on this platform, covering in detail the revolutionary changes in approach that characterized the study of geomorphology in the second half of the twentieth century. It is divided into three sections: the first deals with changes in approach and method; the second with changes in ideas and the broader scientific context within which geomorphology is studied; and the final section details advances in research on processes and landforms. The volume’s objective is to describe and analyse many of the developments that provide a foundation for the rich and varied subject matter of twenty-first century geomorphology.
Released on 2022-01-05Categories Social Science

Handbook of Language Analysis in Psychology

Handbook of Language Analysis in Psychology

Author: Morteza Dehghani

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462550111

Category: Social Science

Page: 650

View: 310

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the use of computerized text analysis methods to address basic psychological questions. This comprehensive handbook brings together leading language analysis scholars to present foundational concepts and methods for investigating human thought, feeling, and behavior using language. Contributors work toward integrating psychological science and theory with natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning. Ethical issues in working with natural language data sets are discussed in depth. The volume showcases NLP-driven techniques and applications in areas including interpersonal relationships, personality, morality, deception, social biases, political psychology, psychopathology, and public health.
Released on 2021-07-31Categories Literary Criticism

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440866173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 766

View: 481

This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole
Released on 2021Categories Technology

The History and Future of Technology

The History and Future of Technology

Author: Robert U. Ayres

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030713935

Category: Technology

Page:

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Eminent physicist and economist, Robert Ayres, examines the history of technology as a change agent in society, focusing on societal roots rather than technology as an autonomous, self-perpetuating phenomenon. With rare exceptions, technology is developed in response to societal needs that have evolutionary roots and causes. In our genus Homo, language evolved in response to a need for our ancestors to communicate, both in the moment, and to posterity. A band of hunters had no chance in competition with predators that were larger and faster without this type of organization, which eventually gave birth to writing and music. The steam engine did not leap fully formed from the brain of James Watt. It evolved from a need to pump water out of coal mines, driven by a need to burn coal instead of firewood, in turn due to deforestation. Later, the steam engine made machines and mechanization possible. Even quite simple machines increased human productivity by a factor of hundreds, if not thousands. That was the Industrial Revolution. If we count electricity and the automobile as a second industrial revolution, and the digital computer as the beginning of a third, the world is now on the cusp of a fourth revolution led by microbiology. These industrial revolutions have benefited many in the short term, but devastated the Earths ecosystems. Can technology save the human race from the catastrophic consequences of its past success? That is the question this book will try to answer.