History of Computers: Creating a Digital World by John Costello

History of Computers: Creating a Digital World book advertising John Costello


This book dives into the formative years of computer hardware, a surprisingly untold story presented in a friendly, narrative style. The technology is demystified, making it accessible for younger audiences, yet even tech-savvy readers will discover new insights about computers.

Unlike the academic tone of many computer history texts, this book is crafted to be engaging and enjoyable, enriched by the author's sense of humor. It provides a comprehensive view, weaving in intriguing side stories, such as the capture of a German submarine. The surprising tale in the final chapter alone (spoiler: it involves alien technology) is worth more than the price of the book. This is not just another textbook – it's a journey into the heart of computing history.