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Diffusion of Computing Starts in the United States

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Wide adoption of computing began in the United States in the early 1940s and this chapter takes that story to the massive adoption of the Internet in the 1990s. The chapter explains the role of ... More


Law for Computer Scientists and Other Folk

Mireille Hildebrandt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198860877
eISBN:
9780191892936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860877.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This book introduces law to computer scientists. Computer scientists develop, protect, and maintain computing systems in the broad sense of that term, whether hardware, software, or data. They may be ... More


Vision Research: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Methods

Roger Carpenter and John Robson (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523192
eISBN:
9780191688850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523192.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Vision research is one of the largest and most active areas within brain research. Psychologists, neuroscientists, opthamologists and optometrists, computer scientists, and engineers all have an ... More


A Worm in the Bud? Computers, Systems, and the Safety-Case Problem

Donald MacKenzie

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter aims to examine a paradox. The computerization of technical systems is considered as one of the greatest technological success stories of the late twentieth century; however, it is also ... More


On Sourcery and Source Codes

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

in Programmed Visions: Software and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015424
eISBN:
9780262295215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015424.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the assumptions of source code and logos, and how such consecutive combination and separation of instruction from execution is created and uncomplete historically and ... More


Introduction: Software, a Supersensible Sensible Thing

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

in Programmed Visions: Software and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015424
eISBN:
9780262295215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015424.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book discusses the growing significance of software as a form of new media, revealing that software has emerged as an important new media that widens the horizons of knowledge of different ... More


The Processes of Life: An Introduction to Molecular Biology

Lawrence E. Hunter

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013055
eISBN:
9780262255288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013055.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Recent research in molecular biology has produced a remarkably detailed understanding of how living things operate. Becoming conversant with the intricacies of molecular biology and its extensive ... More


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