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Issue No. 03 - July-Sept. (2014 vol. 36)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 96
Martin Campbell-Kelly , University of Warwick
ABSTRACT
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."
INDEX TERMS
History, Computers, Computer industry, Science - general,Donald Knuth, history of computing, history of science, history of technology, Annals, Martin Campbell-Kelly
CITATION
Martin Campbell-Kelly, "Knuth and the Spectrum of History", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 36, no. , pp. 96, July-Sept. 2014, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2014.39
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