Computer Boys Take Over Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise
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Publisher: MIT Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
This is a book about the computer revolution of the mid-twentieth century and the people who made it possible. Unlike most histories of computing, it is not a book about machines, inventors, or entrepreneurs. Instead, it tells the story of the vast but largely anonymous legions of computer specialists--programmers, systems analysts, and other software developers--who transformed the electronic computer from a scientific curiosity into the defining technology of the modern era. As the systems that they built became increasingly powerful and ubiquitous, these specialists became the focus of a series of critiques of the social and organizational impact of electronic computing. To many of their More...
Nathan Ensmenger is Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.
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