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 YEAR: 1968
 ITEM: Book
 PUBLISHER: Franklin Publications, Inc.
RARITY: Not rare   Click here for further information on our rarity scale Information on the rarity of this item is unknown.

From Fingers To Computers

A view of the vintage From Fingers To Computers an important part of computer history
This book is for middle to high school children and it explains the evolution of "computing" from fingers (it doesn't get into the more complex digital computation involved in taking off your shoes and counting all the way to 20) on up to modern digital computers. Chapters include such topics as the abacus, slide rule, Pascal's adding machine, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, and the components of a modern computer. There is also a teacher's manual (slightly larger than the hardcover book) that goes with the book.

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Cover of children's book. Sample page talking about different types of the abacus. Cover of teacher's manual. First page of the teacher's manual.