Friday, June 27, 2008

My weekly vanity Google search reveals that I received a brief mention in a 2004 publication of the Computing Research Association entitled "Using History To Teach Computer Science and Related Disciplines" (downloadable as a PDF). This 300+ page report is a fantastic resource guide for computer science and engineering departments wondering how to work issues of history and social theory into more traditional courses on computer programming and technology. I wish I could take credit for an insightful, substantive contribution to the volume but strangely the reason my Google search even found it — and the sole place where I am cited within its pages — is simply a listing of my web site under the "more resources" section. Not the kind of thing a tenure committee would accept as evidence of influence in a field, I suppose. Still, it's a start.