Re: PhD or books on history of individual languages

"Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk>
Mon, 3 Dec 2018 11:12:11 +0000

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From: "Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 11:12:11 +0000
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Kaz,


>> Social scientists and English majors are missing out on
>> writing about an unexplored area of knowledge.
>
> Which brings up the point that digging through historic programming
> languages is not really Ph. D. level work in the field of Computer Science.


I'm not suggesting that this topic is appropriate, or not, for any
academic discipline.


Historians of computing are starting to proliferate, but mostly
hardware at the moment:
https://shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com/2018/03/13/historians-of-computing/
[There's plenty of software history in IEEE Annals. The current issue is about
the history of desktop publishing, 2% about the typesetters and laser printers,
and 98% about the software. -John]


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