[SIGCIS-Members] Book announcement

Julie Cohn cohnconnor at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 09:21:09 PST 2018

Congratulations, Joy! Sure to be an excellent book!


Julie Cohn, Ph.D.
Research Historian, Center for Public History
University of Houston, 315 McElhinney Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3007
cohnconnor at gmail.com

Author: The Grid: Biography of an American Technology (MIT Press, 2017)

> On Nov 14, 2018, at 11:18 AM, drjoy <drjoy at joyrankin.com> wrote:
> Dear SIGCIS Colleagues,
> I wrote a book!
> A People's History of Computing in the United States was published by Harvard University Press <http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674970977> last month. It's now available as a hardcover, e-book, and audiobook (also accessible via your Audible subscription) on Amazon <https://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-Computing-United-States/dp/0674970977/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542215629&sr=8-1&keywords=a+peoples+history+of+computing+in+the+united+states> and elsewhere. (Today it's just $20.04 on Amazon.) I hope you'll read it, assign it, and share it.
> Here's my one-sentence summary: During the 1960s and 1970s American students and educators collaboratively created personal computing and social networking on the academic computing networks they built and used; although developed with a vision of computing for the public good, those networks also retrenched the limited gender roles of the Cold War nuclear family.
> Thank you for making the space for me to share, revise, and improve this work starting when I was a graduate student. I've greatly appreciated the support of the SIGCIS community, especially over the past year or so.
> Sincerely,
> Joy
> Dr. Joy Lisi Rankin
> www.joyrankin.com <http://www.joyrankin.com/>
> @JoyMLRankin
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