The Story of Computing

The Story of Computing explores the history of the technology from the first attempts to use machines to solve mathematical problems to the IT which now pervades everyday life. Featuring eccentric and flamboyant personalities, brilliant discoveries, and fascinating insights into how computing has changed our world, this is the essential guide to a subject that none of us can ignore.

Topics include:

  • the birth of the computer
  • codebreaking in World War II
  • innovations in hardware and software
  • artificial intelligence
  • the internet
  • the challenges of cybersecurity

“I do not see why it [the machine] should not enter any one of the fields normally covered by the human intellect, and eventually compete on equal terms”

Alan Turing, 1949

You can find out more in this video where Dermot Turing talks about “The Story of Computing”

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