Week 2

Computer History

As this is a history class, we begin with some basic history about computing and the internet.

A Brief History of Computers” by Chris Woodford

As We May Think” by Vannevar Bush. This piece is from 1945 and discusses what directions technology should take after WWII

Perils and Promises of Digital History

These two chapters by Roy Rosenzweig and Daniel Cohen are part of a 2005 volumeĀ Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Do their concerns and ideas remain relevant?

Read the “Introduction” and “Exploring the History Web” chapters here