Tuesday Readings–Week 7

Bergin, Thomas. “What is a Computer? An Answer from the Past,” Annals of the History of Computing 36, no. 3 (Summer 2014): 80-84. doi: 10.1109/MAHC.2014.48 ​ (accessed October 5, 2014).

Light, Jennifer. “When Computers Were Women,” Technology and Culture 40, no. 3 (July 1999): 455-483. http://ezproxy.umw.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.umw.edu/docview/198455336?accountid=12299 (accessed October 5, 2014).

Week 6 Readings


Week 6 — Tuesday: http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.umw.edu/stable/pdfplus/4058220.pdf?&acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true

                On top of this, pages 33-34 of Downey’s book should be glanced at.

Thursday: http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.umw.edu/stable/pdfplus/2744948.pdf?&acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true



Update on database/timeline assignment

In class: Go to our class Google Doc to refine the fields to be used in our database/timeline.


By Monday, September 22, each group should publish a post with the following information:


  • Brainstorm 5 representations of information/communication technology for each member of your group
  • Suggest 1 or 2 ways that such representations might be created (filling out a text only form, clips/screen captures, infographic, animated gif, etc.)