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The History of Mathematics
In the figure above, AA′ is a side of a 2-gon circumscribed about the circle. CC ′ is a side of a 2-gon, BC and B′C ′ are half of such sides. Consider the segment ABM. You want to prove that
What Makes the History of Software Hard
  • M. Mahoney
  • Computer Science
    IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1 July 2008
TLDR
Software involves many histories and a variety of sources to be read in new ways, because what people know and do reflects their particular historical experience, which also shapes decisions about what can be automated and how.
The histories of computing(s)
Abstract The first electronic digital computers were variations on the protean design of a limited Turing machine, which described not a single device but a schema, and which could assume many forms
Issues in the History of Computing
  • M. Mahoney
  • Computer Science
    Histories of Computing
  • 20 June 2011
It should be easy to do the history of computing. After all, computing began less than 50 years ago, and we have crowds of eye witnesses, mountains of documents, storerooms of original equipment, and
The Mathematical Career of Pierre de Fermat, 1601-1665
Preface (1994) ix Introduction xi Acknowledgments xvii I. The Personal Touch 1 1. Mathematics in 1620 2. Fermat's Life and Career in Parlement 3. Motivation to Mathematics II. Nullum Non Problema
The History of Computing in the History of Technology
  • M. Mahoney
  • Economics
    Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1 April 1988
TLDR
Some of the major issues addressed by recent work in the history of technology are suggested to suggest aspects of the development of computing which are pertinent to those issues and hence for which that recent work could provide models of historical analysis.
Histories of Computing
TLDR
This collection of essays and papers organized across three categories: historiography, software engineering, and theoretical computer science is of interest to computer professionals as well as historians of technology and science.
The roots of software engineering
At the International Conference on the History of Computing held in Los Alamos in 1976, R.W. Hamming placed his proposed agenda in the title of his paper: "We Would Know What They Thought When They
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