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The Resource The machine in the ghost : digitality and its consequences, Robin Boast

The machine in the ghost : digitality and its consequences, Robin Boast

Label
The machine in the ghost : digitality and its consequences
Title
The machine in the ghost
Title remainder
digitality and its consequences
Statement of responsibility
Robin Boast
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tackles this fundamental question by exploring the origins of the digital and showing how digital technology works. It goes back to 1874, when a French telegraph engineer, Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot, invented the first means of digital communication, the Baudot code. From this simple 5-bit code, it takes us to the first electronic computers, to the earliest uses of graphics and information systems in the 1950s, our interactions with computers through punch cards and programming languages, and the rise of digital media in the 1970s. Via various and sometimes unanticipated historical routes, this book reveals the foundations of digitality and how it has flourished in today's explosion of technologies and the forms of communication and media they enable, making real the often intangible force that guides so much of our lives
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boast, Robin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.B6723 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Computers
  • Alltag
  • Digitalisierung
  • Gesellschaft
  • Computers
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information technology
Label
The machine in the ghost : digitality and its consequences, Robin Boast
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Digital codes, ticker tape, punched cards and teleprinting: on the origin of digitality -- Date encoding and storage before the computer -- Revisiting computation: computation doesn't need to be digital -- Back to content: from computation to media -- Media clones, multiple renderings: the consequences of the digital
Control code
951753712
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781780237398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99971322288
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951753712
Label
The machine in the ghost : digitality and its consequences, Robin Boast
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Digital codes, ticker tape, punched cards and teleprinting: on the origin of digitality -- Date encoding and storage before the computer -- Revisiting computation: computation doesn't need to be digital -- Back to content: from computation to media -- Media clones, multiple renderings: the consequences of the digital
Control code
951753712
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781780237398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99971322288
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951753712

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