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History of Computing: How the Computer Became Personal

This course focuses on technological developments and cultural contexts relevant to understanding the development of digital computing technology. The course familiarizes students with the social forces and technocultural innovations that shaped the personal computing industry, and uses primary documents, academic history and critical theory to contextualize and problematize popular frameworks of technological progress and challenge narratives of computing's inevitability.

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MCC-UE 1171
Media, Culture, and Communication


Laine Nooney

Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication