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Humanist Archives: Aug. 4, 2021, 12:02 p.m. Humanist 35.172 - public reception of computing 1947-1989

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 172.
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        Date: 2021-08-03 06:43:06+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty <>
        Subject: public reception of computing

I'm looking for reliable sources for the public reception of computing
from the end of WWII through the period of the Cold War in N America,
Great Britain and the other countries of Europe. The vast majority of
what I've been able to find is unsurprisingly centred on the U.S., so I 
am in most need of British and other European studies. The hardware 
machines are only of interest as the physical entities which made an 
impression on the public and about which claims, reasonable or 
otherwise, were made. I'd be very grateful for any suggestions. What 
matters here is the noise people were making in whatever medium. 
Most studies are written as if the general public wasn't there and as if 
those involved were not a part of that public when they were at home.

Many thanks.

Willard McCarty,
Professor emeritus, King's College London;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews;  Humanist

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