[SIGCIS-Members] Analogue vs. Digital

Nathan Ensmenger nathanen at sas.upenn.edu
Wed May 19 04:55:18 PDT 2010

On May 19, 2010, at 4:01 AM, Pierre Mounier wrote:
> 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 suspect that Joe November is monitoring this list and will chime in, but just in case, have your student read his dissertation, which has a wonderful chapter on the LINC, and also addresses the analog-digital divide.


Nathan Ensmenger
History & Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania

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