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Introduction

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of film programming, as well as the terminology to be employed throughout the rest of this book. The central activity in the domain of film exhibition is known as ... More


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


Reflection

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter defines the fundamental concepts that are explored throughout the book. The term ‘film’ refers to the phenomenon of a public screening of a film for a paying audience in a film theatre, ... More


Hacker Journalists, Programmer Journalists, and Data Journalists

Nikki Usher

in Interactive Journalism: Hackers, Data, and Code

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040511
eISBN:
9780252098956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040511.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the people behind interactive journalism—hacker journalists, programmer journalists, and data journalists—and how they understand the rise of the subspecialty and its new ... More


Introduction: Computer Revolutionaries

Nathan Ensmenger

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of computer software and the intersection between the history of software and the larger social history of the ... More


The Black Art of Programming

Nathan Ensmenger

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter traces the history of computer programming from its origins as low-status clerical work, often performed by women, into one of the highest-paid technical occupations of the late 1950s ... More


Chess Players, Music Lovers, and Mathematicians

Nathan Ensmenger

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter focuses on early attempts to use aptitude tests and personality profiles to manage the growing “crisis” of computer programmer training and recruitment. It discusses the highlights of ... More


Engineering a Solution

Nathan Ensmenger

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0008
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of software engineering during the period from 1968 to 1972. It explains that the term software engineering was first used by hardware engineer J. ... More


Conclusions: Visible Technicians

Nathan Ensmenger

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0009
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of the computer revolution and the emergence of computer programmers. It highlights the continued existence of a ... More


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