'The Way Things Were'
How an association is opening the doors to Its archives
This is the first part of a three-part series on association history. Part 2 examines the American Psychological Association’s apology for its contribution to historic systemic racism. Part 3 highlights the National Association of Credit Management’s (NACM) long history.
The computing industry has changed significantly over the past 75 years, and the Association for Computing Machinery was there for all of it.
Over that time, the educational and scientific group representing nearly 100,000 members across 190 countries has collected a number of published works within its archives, many of which discuss fundamental work within the world of computers—for example, the first mention of UNIX, a groundbreaking operating system that has deeply influenced modern computing, in 1973, or an in-depth interview with Steve Jobs from 1989.
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