[SIGCIS-Members] Request for biographies
jcortada at umn.edu
Sat Sep 5 08:37:42 PDT 2020
Feels like someone should write up a historiographical paper on IT bios for
an Annals article. Looks like the bib for such a project has now been
created. Someone should raise their hand and do it. Jim
On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 9:44 AM Brian Berg <brianberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks - this is some wonderful reading. For example, the Bob Taylor
> portion and the birth of the ARPANET and the ALTO computer nicely
> complements other books such as Leslie Berlin's *Troublemakers*.
> Thanks, Brian Berg
> On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 3:28 AM David Walden <dave.walden.family at gmail.com>
>> Severo Ornstein's memoir "Computing in the Middle Ages -- A view from
>> the trenches, 1955-1983".
>> Available publicly at the Computer History Museum.
>> His journey goes from Whirlwind to TX-2 to LINC to ARPANET to Durado to
>> Mockingbird. At least look at the annotated Table of Contents and read the
>> Preface to see what you'd be missing to not read his well written story.
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James W. Cortada
Senior Research Fellow
Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota
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