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Michael Sean Mahoney - Histories of Computing - 9780674055681 - V9780674055681
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Histories of Computing

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Description for Histories of Computing Hardcover. Michael Sean Mahoney was one of the first scholars to take seriously the challenges posed by information technology to our understanding of the twentieth century. Thomas Haigh collects thirteen of his essays and papers in a landmark work that will interest computer professionals as well as historians of technology and science. Editor(s): Haigh, Thomas. Num Pages: 260 pages, 12 line illustrations, 1 table. BIC Classification: TBX; UB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 243 x 163 x 23. Weight in Grams: 540.
Computer technology is pervasive in the modern world, its role ever more important as it becomes embedded in a myriad of physical systems and disciplinary ways of thinking. The late Michael Sean Mahoney was a pioneer scholar of the history of computing, one of the first established historians of science to take seriously the challenges and opportunities posed by information technology to our understanding of the twentieth century. Mahoney's work ranged widely, from logic and the theory of computation to the development of software and applications as craft-work. But it was always informed by a unique perspective ... Read more

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About Michael Sean Mahoney
Michael Sean Mahoney was Professor of History and History of Science at Princeton University. Thomas Haigh is Associate Professor of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Mahoney understood computer history's significance, and his writings on the subject are important.
William Baer Library Journal 20110615 Newcomers to Mahoney will find great value in this collection.
M. Mounts Choice 20111201

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