[SIGCIS-Members] History of Nordic Computing - 2nd Call for Contributions

James Cortada jwcorta at us.ibm.com
Thu Jan 21 05:36:07 PST 2010

I think Per's call for papers to this conference is something we should
take very seriously.  I have--and will be at the conference.  The reason
why this one is so important is that we are now at an inflection point in
European history of ICT where the whole subject is taking off with momentum
after a long period of slow start, and it is very exciting.  It is a
special moment in time when the Americans can influence the dialogue and
learn what is happening in Europe while the Europeans can get a good sense
of the issues we are addressing in our current research.  Inflection points
in a subject area only come around rarely, and for European ICT
historiography this is probably the one that we are going to look back on
and say things changed as a result.  The themes for this year's conference
reflect the maturing nature of European, and indeed global, ICT

I recognize that many of you may be teaching that week and the thought of
going to Northern Europe in October might seem daunting--it is not winter
yet--but see if you can find a way.  There is one other benefit:  you are
going to be pleasantly surprised to learn what the Swedes as a nation have
quietly been doing to preserve and understand their ICT history--with
lessons for all of us in various countries, including the US, but also
relevant for Eastern Europe, Latin America, and East Asia.


Dr. Jim (James) W. Cortada
IBM Institute for Business Value
2917 Irvington Way
Madison, WI 53713 USA
jwcorta at us.ibm.com

  From:       "Per Lundin" <plundin at kth.se>                                                                                         
  To:         <members at sigcis.org>                                                                                                  
  Date:       01/21/10 06:17 AM                                                                                                     
  Subject:    [SIGCIS-Members] History of Nordic Computing - 2nd Call for Contributions                                             
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Dear Colleague,

Please consider submitting a contribution to HiNC3 - 3rd IFIP WG9.7 Working
Conference on History of Nordic Computing.

The conference takes place in Stockholm 18 - 20 October 2010. Final
submission date is February 28. Accepted papers will be published by

Detailed information about solicited contributions and submission procedure
is to be found at http://dsv.su.se/hinc3/.

Please further this call to all those you think might be interested.

Per Lundin and Benkt Wangler
Program co-chairs

Per Lundin
Div. of History of Science and Technology
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
SE-100 44 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 790 87 41
Fax: +46 8 24 62 63

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