Joy Rankin Named 2013-2014 Tomash Fellow
Joy Rankin doctoral candidate at Yale University has been named the 2013-2014 Erwin & Adelle Tomash Fellow. Joy's project is entitled "Personal Computing before Personal Computers: How 1960s-1970s Time-Sharing Users Created Individualized, Interactive Computing." Congratulations Joy!
2013 Norberg Travel Grants Awarded!
Once again a strong pool of candidates applied for the Arthur L. Norberg Travel Grants this year, resulting in an exceptional four awards! Congratulations to Nathan Ensmenger an associate professor in the School of Informatics & Computing at Indiana University, Marie Hicks an assistant professor of the History of Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology, Carolyn Kane an assistant professor in the Department of Film and Media at Hunter College, CUNY, and Joseph November an associate professor of History at the University of South Carolina. We look forward to their upcoming visits to CBI!
Annals Launches Koomey's Law
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing launches "Koomey's Law" on historic trends on electrical efficiency in computing in the July-Sept. 2011 issue (Vol. 33, No. 3). The Annals article by Stanford University's Jonathan Koomey and colleagues (Microsoft's Stephen Berard, Intel's Henry Wong, and Carnegie Mellon's Marla Sanchez) has been written about in The Economist, The Atlantic, Technology Review and a host of other publications over the past month (see links below). The research team's findings that energy efficiency in computation has doubled roughly every 18 months has been christened Koomey's Law by the industry and popular presses. CBI Associate Director Jeffrey R. Yost serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.
CBI's updated Facebook page
After an initial foray in 2007, CBI has updated its presence on Facebook with a new CBI Facebook page. Facebook pages provide another way for organizations to make their services visible. We are happy to add this venue to our outreach!
Now available Gender Codes
Gender Codes is out for sale! Edited by CBI director Tom Misa and including chapters by Tom and associate director Jeff Yost, Gender Codes is subtitled "Why Women Are Leaving Computing" and deals with the important issues surrounding the historical roles of women and men in the computing industries.
Authors of the 13 chapters first met at a CBI-sponsored workshop in May 2008, and the volume developed as a historical response to the professional crisis of women "leaving" the profession. Proportionately fewer undergraduate women are studying computer science today than anytime in the last four decades, and there has also been a decline of women in the white-collar IT workforce since the mid-1980s. Most of the book's 71 images come from CBI's extensive photo collection.
Gender Codes on Amazon.
Now available Robert M. Price professional speeches (1970-2009)
CBI is pleased to make publicly available a unique set of 450 speeches given by Robert Price, former CEO of Control Data Corporation, including presentations to the CDC Board of Directors, financial analysts, professional groups, civic organizations, university audiences, and CDC employees. The speeches may be free-text searched or examined in thematic and chronological order.
Robert M. Price professional speeches (1970-2009)