restricted access   Volume 39, Number 2, April-June 2017

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

At the Electronic Crossroads Once Again: The Myth of the Modern Computer Utility in the United States

pp. 13-29

Computing for Democracy: The Asociación de Técnicos de Informática and the Professionalization of Computing in Spain

pp. 30-48

“The Spitting Image of a Woman Programmer”: Changing Portrayals of Women in the American Computing Industry, 1958–1985

pp. 49-64

The Experimental Computer Programme: The First Computing Initiative for the National Health Service in England

pp. 65-79


From the Editor’s Desk

pp. 4-5

Think Piece

How to Look: Apprehension, Forensic Craft, and the Classification of Child Exploitation Images

pp. 6-8


Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio García Martínez (review)

pp. 9-10

From Mainframes to Smartphones: A History of the International Computer Industry by Martin Campbell-Kelly, Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz, and: Abacus to Smartphone: The Evolution of Mobile and Portable Computers by Evan Koblentz (review)

pp. 10-11


In Search of the Original Fortran Compiler

pp. 81-88

Events and Sightings

CHM Happenings

pp. 89-90


Dana Ulery: Pioneer of Statistical Computing and Architect of Large, Complex Systems

pp. 91-95