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The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Nathan L. Ensmenger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This is a book about the computer revolution of the mid-twentieth century and the people who made it possible. Unlike most histories of computing, it is not a book about machines, inventors, or ... More


Learning the Hard Way: IBM and the Sources of Innovation in Early Computing

Steven W. Usselman

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter adds certain moderate adjustments to the body of work promulgated by the National Academy of Science, and also the work of David Mowery, that deals with the notion of modern computing ... More


Introduction: Experimental Music in Buffalo

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The introduction traces the genesis of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts as a forum to remedy the growing disparity that existed between what musicians learned in the conservatories and ... More


Programmability

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0032
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter briefly discusses the different conceptions of program and programmability in the digital computer field; the discussion continues with two different grammatical definitions of the term ... More


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