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re: What are the books about software engineering history that you have enjoyed most? VIEW POST

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I enjoyed

Programmed Inequality (History of Computing): How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing
by Marie Hicks - which tells of how Britain threw away it's competitive advantage by driving women out of the computer programming jobs.

Also

Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention & Innovation Series)
by Kurt W. Beyer, which tells the tale of the birth of computing and compilers.

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