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The Pertinence of the Past in Computing the Future

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the pertinence of the past, or “what possible use is there in history,” in computing the future. It begins with a brief account of a situation that occurred in March 1943, when ... More


1916

Eunan O’Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin

in The Dead of the Irish Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300123821
eISBN:
9780300257472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123821.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter details the deaths of the people who died in Ireland in 1916. These include the deaths of wireless operator Cornelius Keating, mechanic Charles Monaghan, and bookkeeper Daniel Sheehan, ... More


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