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It Began with Babbage: The Genesis of Computer Science

Subrata Dasgupta


As a field, computer science occupies a unique scientific space, in that its subject matter can exist in both physical and abstract realms. An artifact such as software is both tangible and not, and must be classified as something in between, or “liminal.” The study and production of liminal artifacts allows for creative possibilities that are, and have been, possible only in computer science. In It Began with Babbage, computer scientist and writer Subrata Dasgupta examines the distinct history of computer science in terms of its creative innovations, reaching back to Charles Babbage in 1819. ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199309412
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199309412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Subrata Dasgupta, author