Issue No. 03 - July-Sept. (2014 vol. 36)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2014.39
Martin Campbell-Kelly , University of Warwick
In this brief commentary, Martin Campbell-Kelly explores an ongoing discussion regarding breadth versus depth in the history of computing specifically and the history of science more generally. Campbell-Kelly describes an exchange on the topic with Donald Knuth and weighs both sides of what he refers to as an "internalist-externalist debate."
History, Computers, Computer industry, Science - general
M. Campbell-Kelly, "Knuth and the Spectrum of History," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 96, 2014.