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The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? An enlightening mini-biography of a brilliant but troubled man.
About the Author
Dr Jon Agar teaches at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London and is the author of Constant Touch: a Global History of the Mobile Phone, and Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond