In 1970, social critic and historian of technology Lewis Mumford predicted that the goal of what he termed "computerdom
" would be "(https://www.boundary2.org/2018/07/loeb/) to furnish and process an endless quantity of data , in order to expand the role and ensure the domination of the power system." That same year a (https://www.wired.com/story/silicon-valley-tyranny-of-structurelessness/) seminal essay by feminist thinker Jo Freeman warned about the (https://jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm) inherent power imbalances that remained in systems that appeared to make everyone equal.
Cloud computing is the latest incarnation of an old concept in computerdom
, the use of remote computer services.
Out came placards and black flags (symbolising mourning, for this was but a token strike, a hopeless gesture against the sweeping tide of computerdom
So, it should come as no surprise that the 800-pound gorilla of computerdom
, Microsoft, is moving heavily into mobile technology.
As nothing is so constant as change in the realm of computerdom
, it would be foolish to be doctrinaire about such matters, so a digital edition should be designed, as much as possible, to adapt to such changes and especially to be accessible to several kinds of potential users - our scholar in the so-called "third world" as well as the privileged American student.
Sponsored by The Computer Museum and presented by ACM, the Bowl -- a benefit for the Museum's educational programs -- has become computerdom
's own celebrity classic event.