[SIGCIS-Members] Request for biographies

Marc Weber marc at webhistory.org
Thu Sep 3 10:10:46 PDT 2020

The Dream Machine by Mitch Waldrop on J.C.R. Licklider is a real classic. It is also an important history of his entire milieu, and of early work in timesharing, networking, Web-like online systems, etc. It’s a trade book but deeply researched and referenced. 

Best, Marc

> On Sep 3, 2020, at 04:31, Troy Astarte <Troy.Astarte at newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear SIG-CIS, 
> What is your favourite biography of a scientist or mathematician? I’m particularly interested in modern subjects and those who worked in computing/computer science. Ideally the book would cover the subject’s work in a reasonable level of technical detail as well as their life and the broader context in which they lived and worked. 
> I ask because I am considering applying for funding for an essentially biographical project on a computer scientist and I would like to read some (more) biographies first. 
> Best, 
> Troy Astarte
> School of Computing
> Newcastle University
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