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Author Mahoney, Michael S. (Michael Sean)

Title Histories of computing / Michael Sean Mahoney ; edited and with an introduction by Thomas Haigh.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  004 MAHO    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Unexpected Connections, Powerful Precedents, and Big Questions: The Work of Michael Sean Mahoney on the History of Computing / Thomas Haigh Haigh, Thomas 1 -- Part 1 Shaping the History of Computing -- 1 History of Computing in the History of Technology 21 -- 2 What Makes History? 38 -- 3 Issues in the History of Computing 42 -- 4 Histories of Computing(s) 55 -- Part 2 Constructing a History for Software -- 5 Software: The Self-Programming Machine 77 -- 6 Extracts from The Roots of Software Engineering 86 -- 7 Finding a History for Software Engineering 90 -- 8 Boys' Toys and Women's "Work: Feminism Engages Software 106 -- Part 3 Structures of Computation -- 9 Computing and Mathematics at Princeton in the 1950s 121 -- 10 Computer Science: The Search for a Mathematical Theory 128 -- 11 Extracts from Computers and Mathematics: The Search for a Discipline of Computer Science 147 -- 12 Structures of Computation and the Mathematical Structure of Nature 158 -- 13 Extracts from Software as Science-Science as Software 183.
Other author Haigh, Thomas, 1972-
Subject Computer science -- History.
Software engineering -- History.
Computers -- History.
ISBN 9780674055681 (alk. paper)
0674055683 (alk. paper)