Issue No.04 - October-December (2007 vol.29)
Thomas J. Misa , Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2007.68
How can we satisfactorily address the history of computing, recognizing that computing artifacts and practices are often shaped by local circumstances and cultures, and yet also capture the longer-term processes by which computing has shaped the world? This article reviews three traditions of scholarly work, proposes a new line of scholarship, and concludes with thoughts on collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary research.
Charles Babbage Institute, computers and society, digital computing, information age; historiography, history of computing
Thomas J. Misa, "Understanding 'How Computing Has Changed the World'", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.29, no. 4, pp. 52-63, October-December 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.68