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Computing Before Computers

Computing Before Computers

by William Aspray Jr. (Editor)

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Intended to serve as a sourcebook for understanding normal communication changes, communication disorders and service delivery options from a gerontological perspective. Information is presented within the context of a unified model of communicative functioning in the elderly. The book is designed to be of assistance to both professionals and students in any of the many disciplines with a gerontological emphasis. Surveys the concepts, technology, purpose, and impact of computing devices before the electronic digital computer was developed after World War II. Includes devices from ancient cultures, the middle ages, the early industrial period, and the technology that led directly to the modern computer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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