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Pushing Boundaries in the History of Computing
October-December 2007 (vol. 29 no. 4)
pp. 112, 110-111
Brent Jesiek, Virginia Tech
Crossing topical, analytical, and theoretical boundaries can lead us to more nuanced and satisfying histories of computing, while also providing fresh insights about computing in the contemporary context.

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Index Terms:
boundaries, hardware, heterogeneous ensembles, sociotechnical, software
Citation:
Brent Jesiek, "Pushing Boundaries in the History of Computing," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 112, 110-111, Oct.-Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.63
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