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The Project

When I was a teenager and first heard about Edward Gibbon’s “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”, a 2.7 million word historical manuscript spanning multiple volumes I was astounded at how someone could do such a thorough job documenting history.

The French Revolution, the American Civil War, World War 2, our political history has gotten extraordinarily thorough historiographical treatment.

I tried finding one on computers or technology and nobody seems to have given the subject matter the same thorough treatment.

That’s what the Computing History Podcast is about. The current plans calls for multiple years of efforts and stops at 1937, when the first digital computer, the Atanasoff–Berry computer was created. The focus is on everything before that. Some projects take a few years and this will be one of those.

More details are broken down in episode 0, I hope you enjoy it.

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