[SIGCIS-Members] ACM history of computing ebooks FREE until end of month

herbert.bruderer at bluewin.ch herbert.bruderer at bluewin.ch
Fri Jun 26 14:10:53 PDT 2020

Hello Sigcis,
You can also download articles on the history of computing. Perhaps you might be interested in the Antikythera Mechanism: 
All the best,
Herbert Bruderer
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Tom Misa mentioned this earlier, but I thought a reminder was justified. The ACM opened up free access to its digital library for COVID. The virus hasn’t gone anywhere, but AFAIK the access is still scheduled to expire at the end of June which is now just a few days away. As well as access to a mass of journal and conference publications going back to the 1950s this also includes the ACM Books series which is not always part of institutional bundles. 
So with just a few clicks you could be the proud owner of:
Computing and the NSF, 1950-2016 by Freeman, Adrion & Aspray: https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/3336323
Code Nation: Personal Computing and the Learn to Program Movement in America by Halvarson: https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/3368274
Communities of Computing: Computer Science and Society in the ACM, Misa (ed): https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/2973856
Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age, Hemmerman & Russell (eds.): https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/2809523
Edmund Berkeley and the Social Responsibility of Computer Professionals, Longo: https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/2787754
The full list of books is at https://dl.acm.org/acmbooks/archive and includes some other items of possible interest, including the first few in what is eventually intended to be a full set of compendia celebrating the contributions of Turing Award winners. The volume on Stonebraker, for example (https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/3226595), is packed with interesting material for students of DBMS history, though more as primary source than secondary. 
Best wishes,
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