The Thinking Things: Web 3.0 and beyond. The story of the evolution of the semantic omni functional Web. Joseph Pally; Silkrays Publishing Corporation US; paperback $ 11.69; Kindle e-book edition $ 3.99
From Archimedes to Bill Gates, and from Charles Babbage to Tim Berners-Lee, machines and the Web weave an intricate and interesting tale. This book takes the reader through the evolution of computing machines, its key inventions and the inventors, through 62 chapters, none more than a page or two long – and every one of them packed with fact but delivered in Pally’s informal, snappy style that will appeal to computer scientists and lay readers alike. I read it at one go – something I have not done in decades – unless it was a Grisham or a Dick Francis. Particularly recommended for students. I expect an Indian publisher to snap up this book and print it here – in English and translated into Indian languages.
Joseph Pally is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and holds two post-graduate degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, US. He is the founder-CEO of of ZCubes Inc, a Texas based technology company which has created a compelling web portal of the same name ( www.zcubes.com ) , and “the world's first website where one can browse, calculate, create, edit, draw, write, paint, publish, network, learn and express.” - Anand Parthasarathy
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