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Understanding 'How Computing Has Changed the World'

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1 Author(s)
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.

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 4 )