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Issue No.04 - October-December (2007 vol.29)
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.
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
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3. A. Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma, Burnett Books, 1983.
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5. An exception is G. Meissner's SAP: Inside the Secret Software Power (McGraw-Hill, 2000), a translation of SAP: die heimliche Software-Macht (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1997).
6. J.E. Sammet, , Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals, Prentice Hall, 1969.
7. C. Baum, The System Builders: The Story of SDC, SDC, pp. vii-ix.
8. U. Hashagen, R. Keil-Slawik, and A. Norberg eds. History of Computing—Software Issues, Springer-Verlag, 2002.
9. C.P. Bourne, and T. Bellardo Hahn, A History of Online Information Services, 1963-1976, MIT Press, 2003, pp. 300-304, 330-331.
10. H. Perkins, "Revenge of the Anoraks," Times Literary Supplement, London, 10 Oct. 2003, p. 28.
11. D.S. Evans, A. Hagiu, and R. Schmalensee, Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries, MIT Press, 2006, pp. 349-355.
12. J.P. Mueller, Mining eBay Web services: Building Applications with the eBay API, Sybex, 2004.
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