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Computing for historians

an introductory guide

by Evan Mawdsley

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Published by New York, NY, USA, Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin"s Press in Manchester, Manchester University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History -- Data processing.,
  • Database management.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [222]-227) and index.

    StatementEvan Mawdsley and Thomas Munck.
    ContributionsMunck, Thomas.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD16.12 .M385 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 231 p. :
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1733980M
    ISBN 100719035473
    LC Control Number92038789

    The volume is primarily of interest to historians of computing, but individual articles will be of interest to scholars in media studies, communication, computer science, cognitive science, general and technology history, and business. Historical Studies in Computing, Information, and Society Book Subtitle Insights from the Flatiron. Book: Principles Of Programming Languages: Book: Programming In Assembly Language: Macro Book: May Reader's Digest - How To Do Just About Anything On The Internet: Book: The Anatomy Of The Disk Drive: Book: The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer (EDSAC Book) Book: 1 Jan.

    Reviews "Matti Tedre’s The Science of Computing: Shaping a Discipline examines three broad historical debates about the nature of computing Tedre gives a balanced treatment of each debate, attending to the intellectual and institutional dimensions, as people sought funding from the NSF, aimed at disciplinary identity, and struggled to create educational coherence.". Summer reading for historians of computing -- suggestions needed. Submitted by thaigh on Wed, 07/13/ - Please consider helping the community sharpen its engagement with new ideas.

    the stage-by-stage development of modern computing, computer scientists and historians speak of computer generations. Each generation is character-ized by a certain level of technological development. Some treatments of this subject assign precise dates to each gen-eration, but this practice overstates the clarity of the bound-. We believe that computers and computing are rapidly changing important elements of the work of historians and students of history, constituting a major transformation in the way knowledge is created and communicated. A major goal of this journal is to help define useful standards to maximize the utility of computers in historical studies.


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ENIAC In Action is the best book written on ENIAC in the last two decades. In this technically rigorous exploration of ENIAC’s role as the earliest stored program computer, the authors also trace the changing conception of ENIAC’s role among historians and the general public since its completion in Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential.

Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became by: The debate about the nature and purpose of the ends is as important to computing historians as it is to historians more generally.

For further information about the Association for History and Computing and its publications, contact the Secretary-General, Dr. Leon Breure, Computer & Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht, Achter de Dom   This book is the first compendium on the development of the computer in Russia to appear in the West.

After briefly illuminating the history of Russian mechanical calculation devices, the book largely focuses on the first generations of (military and civilian) electronic computers, most of which were developed in the Soviet Union during the "Space-Race" and the Cold War, simultaneously with Reviews: 1.

Computing for historians: an introductory guideNew York, NY, USA, Computing for historians book exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press in English. Awards for Publications (Books, Articles, Film, and Digital Formats) The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize for the best book in European history from ancient times to (even years), and from through the 20th century (odd years)—the entry must be the author’s first substantial book.

The George Louis Beer Prize for the best book in European international history since   I have serious reservations about historians writing about computers, so do many science and engineering colleagues (I have attended SHOT meetings).

I seriously doubt that a single book can do justice. Historians are a peculiar breed. I think the. It will appeal to historians of computing, policy makers and leaders in government and academia, and individuals interested in the history and development of computing and the NSF.

Book Downloads PDF Front matter (Cover, Contents, Preface, References, Biographies, Index). Get this from a library. A historian's guide to computing.

[Daniel I Greenstein] -- "This comprehensive guide is written for historians and other scholars with no prior expertise in the use of computers who need to know what kind of problems computers can solve.

Dr Greenstein offers. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Computing Books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The late Michael Sean Mahoney was a pioneer scholar of the history of computing, one of the first established historians of science to take seriously the challenges and opportunities posed by information technology to our understanding of the twentieth ys work ranged widely, from logic and the theory of computation to the.

This history of computing focuses not on chronology (what came first and who deserves credit for it) but on the actual architectures of the first machines that made electronic computing a practical reality. The book covers computers built in the United States, Germany, England, and Japan. It makes clear that similar concepts were often pursued simultaneously and that the early researchers /5(2).

The impulse to write my first non-fiction book, Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software, came from my own lived experience as novelist. Computer: A History of the Information Machine is a history of computing written by Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray first published in It follows the history of "information machines" from Charles Babbage's difference engine through Herman Hollerith's tabulating machines to the invention of the modern electronic digital computer.

A revised 2nd edition published in included. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Associated-names Munck, Thomas Boxid IA Camera Sony Alpha-A (Control) Collection_set. He is the author of Computing: A Concise History, A History of Modern Computing, and Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner,all published by the MIT Press, and other books.

Paul E. Ceruzzi is Curator at the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution/5(43). Who are the historians of the computing. The requirement I used for deciding who qualifies (for this post), is that the person has written multiple papers on the subject over a period that is much longer than their PhD thesis (several people have written history of some aspect of computing PhDs and then gone on to research other areas).

Computing for historians. Manchester: Manchester University Press: New York, NY, USA: Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, © (OCoLC) Concrete devices. Digital computing is intimately tied to the representation of numbers.

But long before abstractions like the number arose, there were mathematical concepts to serve the purposes of civilization. These concepts are implicit in concrete practices such as: One-to-one correspondence, a rule to count how many items, e.g.

on a tally stick, eventually abstracted into numbers. Kousser, J. Morgan () A Historian's Guide to Computing [Book Review]. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 27 (1). ISSN. Historians of technology, education, and U.S.

social history will all find a new resource—and perhaps a new timeline—in this beautifully researched and written book. Mikey McGovern is a PhD candidate in Princeton University’s Program in the History of Science.A series of short exercises and book/article reviews will prepare you for a more extended and ambitious research paper utilizing skills learned over the course of the semester.

The final quantitative research project, due at the end of the semester, is an important component of the course.History in the Computing Curriculum IFIP Report, Prepublication Copy, October Duration: The credit for this course is 15 CATS points taken in the final year of study.