Making the History of Computing Relevant

Making the History of Computing Relevant

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2013, held in London, UK, in June 2013. The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to the history of computing and offer a number of different approaches to making this history relevant. These range from discussion of approaches to describing and analyzing the history through storytelling and education to description of various collections, working installations and reconstruction projects. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: the importance of storytelling in museums; spotlight on some key collections and their future plans; thoughts on expanding the audience for computing history; spotlight on some research projects; integrating history with computer science education; putting the history of computing into different contexts; celebrating nostalgia for games - and its potential as Trojan horse; the importance and challenges of working installations; and reconstruction stories.Section 2 briefly describes the HMR project, its methodologies and main results. ... The Macchina Ridotta (MR, meaning Smaller Machine in Italian) was the very first computer designed and built in Italy: it made its dAcbut in Pisa in 1957. ... MRa#39;s birthday was chosen as the date written on the MR User Manual: March 1, 1958.


Title:Making the History of Computing Relevant
Author: Arthur Tatnall, Tilly Blyth, Roger Johnson
Publisher:Springer - 2013-12-06
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