[SIGCIS-Members] Telly Tympas' book is out

Julie Cohn cohnconnor at comcast.net
Mon Mar 12 15:39:36 PDT 2018


Thanks for the notice, I am looking forward to reading this book. And congratulations to Dr. Tympas!

-Julie Cohn

> On Mar 12, 2018, at 5:13 PM, Pierre Mounier-Kuhn <mounier at msh-paris.fr> wrote:
> 
> Thanks a lot, Gerard, for sharing this valuable secret.
> And many congratulations to Aristotelis for his book.
> Best wishes,
> Pierre
> 
> 
> ----- Mail original -----
> De: "Alberts, Gerard" <g.alberts at uva.nl>
> À: "Dag Spicer" <dspicer at computerhistory.org>, "members" <members at sigcis.org>
> Envoyé: Lundi 12 Mars 2018 23:05:38
> Objet: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Telly Tympas' book is out
> 
> Dear Dag,
> here is the secret about purchasing Springer books:
> the listed hard cover volumes are prohibitively expensive for us mortals. 
> However, if the libray of your institution has the proper subscription to a bundle of Springer publications (as most university libraries will have), you will have access to the books electronically (in some cases chapter by chapter).
> And if your institute has that, you can also order a print-on-demand MyCopy softcover for only 25 in various currencies.
> Kind regards,
> Gerard
> ________________________________________
> Van: Dag Spicer [dspicer at computerhistory.org]
> Verzonden: maandag 12 maart 2018 22:51
> Aan: Alberts, Gerard
> Onderwerp: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Telly Tympas' book is out
> 
> Thank you Gerard…  sadly, another wholly unaffordable Springer book.  It’s about $150 here.
> 
> :_(
> 
> Dag
>> Dag Spicer
> Senior Curator
> Computer History Museum
> 1401 N Shoreline Blvd
> Mountain View, CA  94043
> 
> 
> 
> On Mar 12, 2018, at 2:44 PM, Alberts, Gerard <G.Alberts at uva.nl<mailto:G.Alberts at uva.nl>> wrote:
> 
> Dear colleagues,
> Aristotle Tympas' long awaited book is out now: Calculation and Computation in the Pre-electronic Era
> The Mechanical and Electrical Ages
> http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781848827417
> 
> The book offers an introduction to the history of computing during the ‘first’ (of steam) and the ‘second’ (of electricity) industrial revolution. It brakes away from the idea that the history of computing before the second half of the 20th century was unimportant. In fact the Industrial Revolution was made possible and even sustained by a parallel revolution in computing technology. An examination and historiographical assessment of key developments helps to show how the era of modern electronic computing proceeded from a continual computing revolution that had arisen during the mechanical and the electrical ages.
> To quote David Mindells praise:
> "In this fascinating, original work, Tympas indispensably intertwines the histories of analog and digital computing, showing them to be inseparable from the evolution of social and economic conditions. "
> 
> 
> Please inspect the Springer page for our series: http://www.springer.com/series/8442
> The previous two volumes in the series by Bill Aspray were not announced to the SIGCIS list. Allow me to just mention them here
> William Aspray, Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing;
> A Historical and Social Study
> Examines the highly neglected subject of race in the history of science and technology
> http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319248097
> 
> William Aspray, Participation in Computing;
> The National Science Foundation’s Expansionary Programs
> Examines the unexplored history of the NSF, an important player in US computer history
> http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319248301
> 
> 
> Further volumes to come in 2018 PLUS we are about to launch a new series SpringerBriefs in History of Computing (http://www.springer.com/series/15184)
> 
> Best wishes from Amsterdam in spring: only last week the ice on the canals allowed skating.
> Gerard Alberts
> 
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