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Adams, Stephen B., Dustin Chambers, and Michael Schultz. “A Moving Target: The Geographic Evolution of Silicon Valley, 1953-1990.” Business History 60: 6 (2018): 859-883.

Allen, Ben. “Common Language: Business Programming Languages and the Legibility of Programming.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40:2 (April–June 2018): 17-31.

Ausiello, Giorgio. The Making of a New Science: A Personal Journey Through the Early Years of Theoretical Computer Science (Springer, 2018).

Berghoff, Hartmut. “‘Organised Irresponsibility’? The Siemens Corruption Scandal of the 1990s and 2000s.” Business History 60:3 (2018): 423-445.

Bruderer, Herbert. Meilensteine der Rechentechnik, Band 1: Mechanische Rechenmaschinen, Rechenschieber, historische Automaten und wissenschaftliche Instrumente, 2nd rev. ed. (De Gruyter, 2018).

Bruderer, Herbert. Meilensteine der Rechentechnik, Band 2: Erfindung des Computers, Elektronenrechner, Entwicklungen in Deutschland, England und der Schweiz, 2nd rev. ed. (De Gruyter, 2018).

Cox, Donna, Ellen Sandor, and Janine Fron, eds. New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts (University of Illinois Press, 2018).

Crooks, Roderic. “Critical Failure: Computer-Aided Instruction and the Fantasy of Information [Think Piece].” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40:2 (April-June 2018): 85-88.

Dasgupta, Subrata. The Second Age of Computer Science: From Algol Genes to Neural Nets (Oxford University Press, 2018).

De Mol, Liesbeth, Bullynck Maarten, and Edgar G. Daylight. “Less Is More in the Fifties: Encounters between Logical Minimalism and Computer Design during the 1950s.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40:1 (January-March 2018): 19-45.

Dooley, John F. History of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis: Codes, Ciphers, and Their Algorithms (Springer, 2018).

Dritsa, Konstantina, Dimitris Mitropoulos, and Diomidis Spinellis. “Aspects of the History of Computing in Modern Greece.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40:1 (January-March 2018): 47-60.

Dryer, Theodora. “Algorithms under the Reign of Probability [Think Piece].” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40:1 (January-March 2018): 93-96.

Elish, M. C. “Remote Split: A History of US Drone Operations and the Distributed Labor of War.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 42:6 (2017): 1100-1131.

Finn, Ed. What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing (MIT Press, 2017).

Ford, Heather and Judy Wajcman. “‘Anyone Can Edit’, Not Everyone Does: Wikipedia’s Infrastructure and the Gender Gap.” Social Studies of Science: 47:4 (2017): 511-527.

Frana, Philip L. “Telematics and the Early History of International Digital Information Flows.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40:2 (April–June 2018): 32-47.

Gaboury, Jacob. “The Random-Access Image: Memory and the History of the Computer Screen.” Grey Room 70 (2018): 24-53.

Halsted, David. “The Origins of the Architectural Metaphor in Computing: Design and Technology at IBM, 1957–1964.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40:1 (January-March 2018): 61-70.

Hepler-Smith, Evan. “‘A Way of Thinking Backwards’: Computing and Method in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.” Historical Studies of the Natural Sciences 48:3 (2018): 300-337.

Hintz, Eric. “Susan Kare: Design Icon.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40:2 (April–June 2018): 48-61.

Hollings, Christopher, Ursula Martin, and Adrian Rice. Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist (Bodleian Library, 2018).

Igo, Sarah E. The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2018).

Jaton, Florian. “We Get the Algorithms of our Ground Truths: Designing Referential Databases in Digital Image Processing.” Social Studies of Science 47:6 (2017): 811-840.

Jones, Monty. A Civic Entrepreneur: The Life of Technology Visionary George Kozmetsky (University of Texas Press, 2018).

Jones, Raya A. “What Makes a Robot ‘Social’?” Social Studies of Science 47:4 (2017): 556-579.

Kennedy, Devin. “The Machine in the Market: Computers and the Infrastructure of Price at the New York Stock Exchange, 1965–1975.” Social Studies of Science 47:6 (2017): 888-917.

Le Deuff, Olivier. Digital Humanities: History and Development (Wiley, 2018).

Leimbach, Timo. “Path Creation in the Software Industry—The Case of Software AG.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 39:4 (October-December 2017): 59-80.

Loughnane, Christopher, and William Aspray. “Rethinking the Call for a US National Data Center in the 1960s: Privacy, Social Science Research, and Data Fragmentation Viewed from the Perspective of Contemporary Archival Theory.” Information & Culture 53:2 (2018): 203-242.

Evans, Claire L. Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet (Portfolio, 2018).

Maxigas. “Hackers Against Technology: Critique and Recuperation in Technological Cycles.” Social Studies of Science 47:6 (2017): 841-860.

McCray, W. Patrick. “The Biggest Data of All: Making and Sharing a Digital Universe.” Osiris 32 (2017): 243-263.

Montagnini, Leone. Harmonies of Disorder: Norbert Wiener: A Mathematician-Philosopher of Our Time (Springer, 2017).

Na, Ali. “The Fetish of the Click: A Small History of the Computer Mouse as Vulva.” Feminist Media Studies 18:2 (2018): 221-234.

O'Reagan, Douglas, and Lee Fleming. “The FinFET Breakthrough and Networks of Innovation in the Semiconductor Industry, 1980–2005: Applying Digital Tools to the History of Technology.” Technology and Culture 59:2 (2018): 251-288.

Paju, Petri, and Thomas Haigh. “IBM's Tiny Peripheral: Finland and the Tensions of Transnationality.” Business History Review 92:1 (2018): 3-28.

Petrick, Elizabeth. “Imagining the Personal Computer: Conceptualizations of the Homebrew Computer Club 1975–1977.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 39:4 (October-December 2017): 27-39.

Qin, Zheng, et al. Fundamentals of Software Culture (Springer, 2018).

Radin, Joanna. “‘Digital Natives’: How Medical and Indigenous Histories Matter for Big Data.” Osiris 32 (2017): 43-64.

Rohde, Joy. “Pax Technologica: Computers, International Affairs, and Human Reason in the Cold War.” Isis 108:4 (2017): 792-813.

Schlombs, Corinna. “The ‘IBM Family’: American Welfare Capitalism, Labor, and Gender in Postwar Germany.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 39:4 (October-December 2017): 12-26.

Stilgoe, Jack. “Machine Learning, Social Learning and the Governance of Self-Driving Cars.” Social Studies of Science 48:1 (2018): 25-56.

Suominen, Jaakko, Antti Silvast, and Tuomas Harviainen. “Smelling Machine History: Olfactory Experiences of Information Technology.” Technology and Culture 59:2 (2018): 313-337.

Tozzi, Christopher. For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution (MIT Press, 2017).


Compiled by Juliet Burba


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