Jan 262012

Computing has changed the face of warfare, but it is also the case that war has shaped much of contemporary software-intensive systems, leading to advances in networking, high-performance computing, modern user interfaces, semiconductors, and geospatial applications. Without war as a clear and present force, computing would likely have developed along very different paths. Yet, at the same time, nations must accept the reality that computing has radically altered the very nature of warfare.

We’ve scheduled our first lecture on this topic, to be presented at the Computer History Museum on Friday, February 24th; we’ll post a link to the lecture announcement once it is on the Museum’s site.