29 March 1999
Some especially useful links to compendia:
Here's a table of HD9696 holdings sorted by publication date.
And that started me off on wondering about other mappings of library holdings. For starters, here are two: a shelf list of QA76 holdings in the Science Library, and the same holdings sorted by publication date
Interpreting these tables could be quite revealing... sorting partitions of the whole QA76 by date, is likely to be especially interesting.
And here's the QA76 list in a further evolution,
sorted by date within LC classes
Some links to sites having to do with the mouse:
The library explorations led in the direction of trying to be more systematic, and thus to searches for comput* in (a) the Science Library abd (b) Leyburn collections. This means casting the net pretty wide, and it's a LOT of fiddly work, but the results are not without interest.
Here are lists of Science Library holdings of 'comput*' books not in QA76 (very large files... I'll probably break them up into more usable subparts soon):
sorted by call number and
sorted by date of publication
Leyburn 'comput*' books sorted by call number,
Leyburn 'comput*' books sorted by date of publication, and
Government Documents with 'comput*'.
(Note that some of the items really have nothing to do with computers... it's a very broad set)
Computer museums, and the possibility of a virtual museum, linking stuff from many sites:
One to seek out:
Hughes, Thomas Parke Rescuing Prometheus / Thomas P. Hughes New York : Pantheon Books, c1998 Science Library T176 .H84 1998
It's necessary to orient oneself in the AI debates, and perhaps it's worth looking at what Annie can tell us. Here are the 'related subjects':
Artificial Intelligence 1 --> See also ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS 2 --> See also AUTOMATIC THEOREM PROVING 3 --> See also COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE 4 --> See also COMPUTER VISION 5 --> See also CONSTRAINTS (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) 6 --> See also ERROR-CORRECTING CODES (INFORMATION THEORY) 7 --> See also EXPERT SYSTEMS (COMPUTER SCIENCE) 8 --> See also FIFTH GENERATION COMPUTERS 9 --> See also HEURISTIC PROGRAMMING 10 --> See also KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION (INFORMATION THEORY) 11 --> See also MACHINE LEARNING 12 --> See also MACHINE TRANSLATING 13 --> See also NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING (COMPUTER SCIENCE) 14 --> See also NEURAL COMPUTERS 15 --> See also NEURAL NETWORKS (COMPUTER SCIENCE) 16 --> See also PERCEPTRONS 17 --> See also QUESTION-ANSWERING SYSTEMS 18 --> See also TURING TEST
And here are lists of holdings in the subject area of AI, sorted by date of publication and by call number. Just what to do with these things makes an interesting question. Searle's article on Kurzweil 1999 (in NYRB, 8 Apr --and see the 1982 article on AI as well) makes it clear how firm the battle lines are, though certainly it doesn't describe the terrain dispassionately. Does anybody? Just who are the stakeholders, and what are their positions?
The Early and Fascinating History of the Printed Circuit (Dr. Ken Gilleo)
Neural Computing Surveys e-journal
Dr. Excel (e-journal with Excel tips)
Transcripts of Triumph of the Nerds part 1, part 2, part 3, and the Nerds 2.0.1 site, with the full text of the 3 programs.
Reed Kuhn's Directed Study
http://sigart.acm.org/intelligence/ is one to keep track of...
I retrieved my vintage 1984 TI Pro computer while in Nova Scotia, and find that the files on all those disks are readable --so that I could reconstruct my own personal history of microcomputer evolution. One document I've recovered for its historical interest is the Might There be an "Anthropology of Computers"? that I wrote in 1985.
If I don't already have it elsewhere, here's History of the Internet and Web timeline by Anthony Anderberg
BetaOnline.com (a newsletter on technology and culture, loosely)
Response to John R. Searle's review of Kurzweil 1999 in April 8, 1999 New York Review of Books
Networks and Internet, a collection of links to various bits of history, with a link to the full text of Man in the Telesphere (Raymond Spencer Rodgers, 1971)
I got Neal Stephenson's In the Beginning... was the Command Line in Austin, and it has inspired me to spend some time looking into Linux. I consider using it as a Reading for the course.
Eric Raymond's writings
Nick Arnett's essays
Information Systems Meta-List ("This list is an attempt to provide a comprehensive set of pointers to information systems resources on the Internet.")