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Readership: General readers interested in computers, or working with computers. Also of interest to undergraduate computing, computer science, and IT students.
Peter J. Bentley, Honorary Reader, Department of Computer Science, University College London
Dr. Peter J. Bentley has been called a creative maverick computer scientist. He is an Honorary Reader at the Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL), Collaborating Professor at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST), a contributing editor for WIRED UK, a consultant and a freelance writer. He has published approximately 200 scientific papers and is author of seven other books, including the popular science books Digital Biology, The Book of Numbers and The
Undercover Scientist. He is a regular contributor to television and radio.
"I have always thought that no book deserved 10 out of 10, but for this one I make an exception." - BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
"A richly interesting survey of computer science" - Steven Poole, The Guardian
"Computer science has become so pervasive in modern life that it can seem invisible or be taken for granted; Bentley succeeds in bringing this hidden world to light." - Library Journal
"Anyone looking for a neat illustration of how technology has infiltrated our everyday lives need look no further than the first few pages of Digitized" - Engineering and
"An entertaining and informative popular science study of computer science." - New York Journal of Books
1: Can you compute?
2: Disposable computing
3: Your life in binary digits
4: Monkeys with world-spanning voices
5: My computer made me cry
6: Building bionic brains
7: A computer saved my life
Peter Bentley on some of the unsung heroes of computer science