Saturday, December 30, 2017

Digital Oldtimers: Oral Histories from the Early Years of Computing

These are oral histories from the early days of computing. The interviewees are, with one exception, personal friends of mine. They have some fascinating stories to tell, stories which will enrich the understanding of the field for students of both history and computer science.

Trailer of Digital Oldtimers Interviews
Brief clips of six interviewees describing their experiences in the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s.

Women in Computing
Video of three women describing their experiences in computer programming and computer programmer recruiting in the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Oral History of Robert A. Stryk: A Talent for Science

What is art, and what do you care anyway?

YES, damnit, it IS SO art!

The other night I struggled with a moral dilemma. An ad for legaleriste.com came through my Facebook feed - this is a company that ...