[SIGCIS-Members] Book announcement

Martin Schmitt schmitt at zzf-potsdam.de
Thu Nov 15 00:58:46 PST 2018


Joy!

That’s great news and sounds like an interesting read. It would be interesting to compare your results to the European „people’s“ computing scene in the 1960s. 

Best
Martin

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> Am 14.11.2018 um 18:18 schrieb drjoy <drjoy at joyrankin.com>:
> 
> 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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