Peggy Aldrich Kidwell

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the tension between specialization in scholarship and the need t o cross disciplinary boundaries to form new syntheses, needs he sees continuing with special force into our own era. Randall Trigg reflects on contemporary hypertext techniques and finds them capable, though stymied by lack of ;iccess to information. He sees hypertext systems supporting new(More)
ing to innovation in U.S. industry have rarely looked at adding and calculating machines. They have, quite properly, focused on the bulk processing of raw materials such as cotton, lumber and livestock; on transportation and the mass and specialty production associated with it; and, should they look at office machines at all, on widely used typewriters and(More)
Over the period 1865-1920, individual fascination with new commercial computing devices transformed the reduction of scientific data in the United States. At Columbia University, arithmometers and Brunsviga calculating machines, purchased as novelties, were put to use by astronomers. At the New York Meteorological Observatory, comptometers offered a new way(More)
From at least the time of Thomas Edison, U.S. engineers have used the word “bug” to refer to flaws in the systems they developed. This short word conveniently covered a multitude of possible problems. It also suggested that difficulties were small and could be easily corrected. IBM engineers who installed the ASSC Mark I at Harvard University in 1944 taught(More)
The Reviews Department includes reviews of publications, films, audio and videotapes, and exhibits relating to the history of computing. Full length studies of technical, economic, business, social and institutional aspects or other works of interest to Annals readers are briefly noted, with appropriate bibliographic information. Colleagues are encouraged(More)
The Reviews Department includes reviews of publications, films, audio and videotapes, and exhibits relating to the history of computing. Full length studies of technical, economic, business, social and institutional aspects or other works of interest to Annals readers are briefly noted, with appropriate bibliographic information. Colleagues are encouraged(More)
the tension between specialization in scholarship and the need t o cross disciplinary boundaries to form new syntheses, needs he sees continuing with special force into our own era. Randall Trigg reflects on contemporary hypertext techniques and finds them capable, though stymied by lack of ;iccess to information. He sees hypertext systems supporting new(More)
success o l tlic CE Cumpuler Departmcnt (page 51). Young's series o f anicles on tlic inovers and shakcrs of the industry, stating with John Vinccnt Alaiiasofl through lo Marc Andr coticlietl in terms familiar to a less-tcchnicnl audience than that Computer Society m;igazines. Occasionally, well-versed readcrs will bc able 10 skip somc cxpltinations of thc(More)