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Online - Stories from the creators of the digital world



Computers and the Internet are an integral part of our daily lives, but not everyone knows who is behind creations that have now become indispensable. Starting from the Industrial Revolution and arriving to the present day, this book tells the lives of forty characters, mathematicians, scientists, entrepreneurs and students, who with passion and desire for knowledge have been able to give shape to ingenious inventions or found important multinational companies.

From Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine to Alan Turing's projects, from Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world who invented Wi-Fi, to the IT giants Apple and Microsoft, up to the e-commerce giants and the most recent social network, OnLine is a journey for experts or simple enthusiasts, full of curiosities, news and insights into the history of information technology. An almost fictionalized guide to get to know the prodigious minds of men and women who, step by step, led us to a true digital revolution: from the first computing machines to Artificial Intelligence.

Reasons of interest:

  • A book to learn about the brilliant minds that have revolutionized our world, allowing us to always be connected
  • From the first programmable machines to the personal computer up to the smartphone... the world in the palm of your hand!
  • From the origins of wireless to StarLink: the evolution of the network that connected the entire world
  • Social networks and Wi-Fi, hackers and bugs, artificial intelligence and virtual reality: towards a reality without borders

Size: 17.3 × 26.2 cm
Paperback with dust jacket
Number of pages: 320
ISBN: 9782889751433
October 20, 2023

CAROLINA ZANOTTI, journalist and lover of music, theater and figurative arts, with NuiNui has published Camilla the plump princess, Giacomo hunter of monsters, Hide... monsters!! Nasù ugly ugly beautiful beautiful, Extraterrestrial friends... shall we play?, I am Frida Kahlo - My life between art and genius and Babu, Babu where are you? - Hide and seek in space, as well as Puntino, Terra and Il Muro together with her husband Giancarlo Macrì, musician and actor. He loves animals, reading, walking, punk and rockabilly.