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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2007 vol. 29)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 52-63
Thomas J. Misa , Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
Charles Babbage Institute, computers and society, digital computing, information age; historiography, history of computing
CITATION
Thomas J. Misa, "Understanding 'How Computing Has Changed the World'", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 29, no. , pp. 52-63, October-December 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.68
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