[vcf-midatlantic] Book review

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 00:13:04 EDT 2017


Nice.  We should still plan an interview video. ..

Bill Degnan
twitter: billdeg
vintagecomputer.net
On Aug 2, 2017 12:05 AM, "Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic" <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> "IEEE Annals of the History of Computing" is the top academic journal
> covering computer history. The current issue has a review of my book,
> "Abacus to smartphone: The evolution of mobile and portable computers". The
> reviewer was fair in observing what I did well and what I could have done
> better. She concluded that it's an "accessible read ... recommended for
> historians of all stripes or those with an interest in wide-ranging
> narratives of computer technology". That was exactly my goal when I started
> researching it more than a decade ago: to make the book accessible to the
> public yet also credible to professional historians. Goal achieved! Happy
> camper tonight.
>
> I emailed the journal editor to ask about their rules for
> quoting/reprinting -- I do not intend to break them. Nobody should take it
> upon themselves to host the PDF.
>
> IEEE members can read it here: https://www.computer.org/…/an/
> 2017/02/man2017020009-abs.html
>
>
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