History of Computing

  • Joseph Migga Kizza
Part of the Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)


This chapter gives an overview of the history of computing science in hardware, software, and networking, covering prehistoric (prior to 1946) computing devices and computing pioneers since the Abacus. The emergency of social and ethical problems in computing is discussed via the history of computer crimes which started with the invention of the computer virus.

We also discuss the growth of computing technologies like the Internet, the Web, and advanced mobile computing technologies and the rise of computer crimes. Finally we introduce the need for computer ethics education as one of the solutions to the growing threat of a cyberspace attack.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Migga Kizza
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of TennesseeChattanoogaUSA

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