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The History of the History of Software
October-December 2007 (vol. 29 no. 4)
pp. 40-51
Martin Campbell-Kelly, University of Warwick
Just as the fields of software and hardware development have evolved, the field of software history has likewise matured. At first, the history of software was exclusively focused on technology. Later, there were historical explorations of the software industry and professions. Today the emphasis is on applications and the societal changes resulting from software.

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Index Terms:
computers and society, computing milieux, history of computing, history of software
Citation:
Martin Campbell-Kelly, "The History of the History of Software," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 40-51, Oct.-Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.67
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