Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology download free [PDF and Ebook] by Howard Rheingold

Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology download free [PDF and Ebook] by Howard Rheingold year 2000
  • Book name: Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology
  • Author: Howard Rheingold
  • Release date: 2000/5/16
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Computing
  • ISBN: 9780262681155
  • Rating: 8.22 of 10
  • Votes: 544
  • Review by: Kamari Babin
  • Review rating: 8.77 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Total pages: 360
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In a highly engaging style, Rheingold tells the story of what he calls the patriarchs, pioneers, and infonauts of the computer, focusing in particular on such pioneers as J. C. R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Bob Taylor, and Alan Kay.The digital revolution did not begin with the teenage millionaires of Silicon Valley, claims Howard Rheingold, but with such early intellectual giants as Charles Babbage, George Boole, and John von Neumann. In a highly engaging style, Rheingold tells the story of what he calls the patriarchs, pioneers, and infonauts of the computer, focusing in particular on such pioneers as J. C. R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Bob Taylor, and Alan Kay. Taking the reader step by step from nineteenth-century mathematics to contemporary computing, he introduces a fascinating collection of eccentrics, mavericks, geniuses, and visionaries.The book was originally published in 1985, and Rheingold's attempt to envision computing in the 1990s turns out to have been remarkably prescient. This edition contains an afterword, in which Rheingold interviews some of the pioneers discussed in the book. As an exercise in what he calls 'retrospective futurism,' Rheingold also looks back at how he looked forward.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H36M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Computer Science, Technology: General Issues, Science: General Issues, Social Forecasting, Future Studies, Social & Cultural History, Ethical & Social Aspects Of Computing, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 39.92 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x19mm
  • Weight: 567g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States
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