Issue No.04 - October-December (2006 vol.28)
pp: 112, 110-111
Len Shustek , Computer History Museum
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2006.78
Software is more than cards, tapes and disks; it is the meaning of the bits that they contain. To properly preserve the history of computing, we must preserve the software code, especially the source code, for analysis by future historians.
Preserving software, source code repository, software history, history of programming
Len Shustek, "What Should We Collect to Preserve the History of Software?", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.28, no. 4, pp. 112, 110-111, October-December 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.78