Computers, Information Technology, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values
Philip Pecorino, Ph.D.
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Chapter 1. Introduction
Coming into the Country John Perry Barlow
When people lived in homes such as seen at PBS: The 1900 House (2000)
The prediction and warning of the future came in Fritz Lang Film: Metropolis (1926) watch excerpts
History of Computing Overall
Computer History Museum http://www.computerhistory.org This is the web site of the Computer History Museum, whose home page contains the following invitation: “It’s not just a museum. It’s one of the largest collections of computer-related artifacts, documents, film, and photographs in the world. Here [on our web site], you can explore our online archives, browse the exhibits, or learn more about preserving this living history of the information age.”
Charles Babbage Institute: Center for the History of Information
Charles Babbage – Information on one of the first people who created an early version of a manual computer.
A History of Computers http://www.computercertificationcenters.com/it-information/brief-history-of-computers.html This is a computer-history site with much information and many links to other resources.
Virginia Tech History of Computing Web Site "This collection of materials relating to the history of computing is provided courtesy of the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (CDA-9312611) – a rich and rewarding resource!"
“Triumph of the Nerds” a web site associated with the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) TV series on the history of computing entitled “The Triumph of the Nerds.”
A History of Computers http://www.onlinecomputersciencedegree.com/resources/development-of-the-computer/ This is a computer-history site
A History of Information Technology and
The Computer Age – Educational page containing background information on the inventors who shaped our computer age.
History of the Computer – Simple but straight forward information on the origins of the computer.
Invention of the Modern Computer – Basic information on the stages of development of the modern computer.
Always Adapting: The History of Computers sewelldirect.com/articles/History-of-Computers.aspx
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