From our mobile phones to our laptops, we take for granted that the technology we use today is powerful, versatile and reliable.
But the path to the modern information age was one that began millennia ago, before even the humble telegraph was a glint in technology's eye.
From the abacus to the iPhone: The 50 breakthroughs that sparked the digital revolution charts the history of computing from its simple origins, with the abacus and the Antikythera mechanism, right up to 21st century's very latest gadgets.
From the abacus to the iPhone: The 50 breakthroughs that sparked the digital revolution examines the work of pioneers across the centuries, from Babbage to Pascal, that led to the development of the iPads, BlackBerries and PCs we use today.
The ebook, by silicon.com's Nick Heath, is available exclusively for Kindles through the Amazon Kindle store now.