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Monday, 28 January 2013

Thoughtful reflection on software roots

We should pay attention to our roots. If we don't know where we came from we'll never really know where we're going. After all, how can you go anywhere without leaving somewhere?

Here the idea was why technology courses at college neglect its history. Not some potted Babbage begat Eniac begat Apple begat Internet. Something substantial that actually studies software, why it worked well, what succeeded, what didn't, what was before its time, of its time, or timeless about the actual software we used.

The post that started this on Threads (link) and also flick through the posts on Slashdot to expand the range of possibles (link).