Issue No. 04 - October-December (2007 vol. 29)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2007.68
Thomas J. Misa , Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
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
T. J. Misa, "Understanding 'How Computing Has Changed the World'," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 29, no. , pp. 52-63, 2007.