[SIGCIS-Members] Analogue vs. Digital

Debbie ddouglas at MIT.EDU
Wed May 19 05:31:28 PDT 2010

The MIT Museum has both an original LINC and the DEC LINC computers in  
its collections.  Prof. Joseph November (Univ. South Carolina) studied  
them rather extensively for his dissertation (and fothcoming book  
about computers and biomedical research).  I would encourage contact  
with Joe.

Debbie Douglas

Deborah G. Douglas, Ph.D.
Curator of Science and Technology
MIT Museum, N51-209
265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
tel. 617-253-1766 | fac. 617-253-8994 | ddouglas at mit.edu
http://web.mit.edu/museum | http://museum.mit.edu/150

On May 19, 2010, at 4:01 AM, Pierre Mounier wrote:

> Hello,
> One of our students is studying the early use of electronic  
> computers in neurophysiology, and has hit upon a 1967 controversy  
> between Experimental/ Analogue and Digital approaches, when DEC  
> LINCs were installed. What reading would you recommend on this topic ?
> (I remember James Small addressed this controversy in his  
> dissertation, some 20 years ago - and so did, more recently, Paul  
> Edwards in "The Closed World")
> Thanks !
> Pierre Mounier-Kuhn
> CNRS & Université Paris-Sorbonne
> 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris
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