[vcf-midatlantic] Book review

Christian Liendo cliendo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 09:01:20 EDT 2017


On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:55 PM, 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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