Issue No.04 - October-December (2007 vol.29)
Martin Campbell-Kelly , University of Warwick
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2007.67
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.
computers and society, computing milieux, history of computing, history of software
Martin Campbell-Kelly, "The History of the History of Software", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.29, no. 4, pp. 40-51, October-December 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.67