Paul Ceruzzi
Chapter 17. An Unforeseen Revolution:  Computers
and Expectations, 1935-1985

  Paul E. Ceruzzi is Curator of Aerospace Electronics and Computing at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington, D.C. His work there includes research, writing, planning exhibits, collecting artifacts, and lecturing on microelectronics, computing, and control as they apply to the practice of air and space flight. Before joining the NASM staff, he taught history of technology at Clemson University. 

Ceruzzi is the author or co-author of several books on the history of computing and related issues.  He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a PhD. in American Studies from the University of Kansas. He spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute for the History of Science in Hamburg, Germany.

Paul Ceruzzi's home page

Links related to his book A History of Modern Computing (Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press, 1998):

Chapter 1  (full text)

Review by Ron Pegoraro in The Washington Post, January 24, 1999.

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Review by Duncan Langford, University of Kent at Canterbury Computing Laboratory, in Information, Communication and Society (Summer 1999).

Review by Chris Malek on Slashdot, October 14, 1999.

Review by Dennis Trinkle of DePauw University (August 1999).

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