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The late Michael Sean Mahoney was a pioneer scholar of the history of computing.

The late Michael Sean Mahoney was a pioneer scholar of the history of computing. -Jon Agar (Isis, 10., 2013). -Janet Abbate (Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 4.

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

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.

Histories of Computing. Harvard University Press, 2011. Recommend this journal.

Histories of Computing book In this collection, Thomas Haigh presents thirteen of Mahoney's essays and papers organized across three categories: historiography, software.

Histories of Computing book. 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 informatio 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. In this collection, Thomas Haigh presents thirteen of Mahoney's essays and papers organized across three categories: historiography, software engineering, and theoretical computer science. ByKatherine C. Epstein.

Michael Sean Mahoney (June 30, 1939 – July 23, 2008) was a historian of science. Mahoney was born in New York City, and did his undergraduate studies at Harvard University, graduating in 1960. in history and history of science from. in history and history of science from Princeton University in 1967, and immediately took a position as an assistant professor there. He remained at Princeton for over 40 years, until his death in 2008.

Histories of computing, ed. and introd. Haigh adds his own notes and richly expands Mahoney's original footnotes. Newcomers to Mahoney will find great value in this collection. Summing Up: Recommended. He was particularly attracted to software engineering and the emergence of theoretical computer science as a discipline.

Michael Sean Mahoney, né à New-York le 30 juin 1939, mort le 23 juillet 2008 est un historien des sciences américain. Diplômé d'Harvard en 1960, Mahoney arrive à Princeton en 1962 après 2 ans passé à l'Université de Munich. Il obtient son PhD à Princeton puis est nommé assistan en 1967, professeur en 1980. List of books on the history of computing - Early popularizations (not written as history) Edmund Callis Berkeley, Giant Brains, or Machines That Think, 1949, John Wiley Sons, ISBN 0 471 06996 5 A contemporary book about computers. Michael Sean Mahoney. Published: August, 2010. In this collection, Thomas Haigh presents thirteen of Mahoney’s essays and papers organized across three categories: historiography, software engineering, and theoretical computer science. The volume also includes an essay on Mahoney by his former students Jed Z. Buchwald and D. Graham Burnett.

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 derived from his distinguished work on the history of medieval mathematics and experimental practice during the Scientific Revolution. His writings offered a new angle on very recent events and ideas and bridged the gaps between academic historians and computer scientists. Indeed, he came to believe that the field was irreducibly pluralistic and that there could be only histories of computing.

In this collection, Thomas Haigh presents thirteen of Mahoney’s essays and papers organized across three categories: historiography, software engineering, and theoretical computer science. His introduction surveys Mahoney’s work to trace the development of key themes, illuminate connections among different areas of his research, and put his contributions into context. The volume also includes an essay on Mahoney by his former students Jed Z. Buchwald and D. Graham Burnett. The result is a landmark work, of interest to computer professionals as well as historians of technology and science.


Histories of Computing download epub
Programming
Author: Michael Sean Mahoney,Thomas Haigh
ISBN: 0674055683
Category: Computers & Technology
Subcategory: Programming
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1St Edition edition (June 20, 2011)
Pages: 260 pages