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Holmes, WN (2008) The history of the computing profession. Computer, 41 (1). 112, 110-111. ISSN 0018-9162

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Abstract

This essay reviews the history of the computing profession from its beginnings many thousands of years ago, describes the persistent bifurcation between reckoning and accounting, describes also the history of the printing profession, and points out lessons the computing profession might learn from the printing profession.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: computing profession, printing profession, history
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
Page Range: 112, 110-111
ISSN: 0018-9162
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1109/MC.2008.30
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Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2008 23:23
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:27
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2949
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